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Early Thea has more of an Ani sound,
This review is from: Burning Dorothy (Audio CD)
Its taken me a long time to locate this album, but I eventually tracked it down online - so believe me its still out there. I was worried that perhaps Thea hadn't reached her peak on "Burning Dorothy" and that I was buying a second rate first album of a truly great singer/songwriter. But...
"Burning Dorothy" is actually much, much better than her later works. Don't get me wrong, her later albums are more upbeat and electronic and I'm sure they're more catchy. In Burning Dorothy however, Gilmore is exploring her genre with her guitar and doing it with lyrical poise and genius. The lyrics are better, and rawer, than on Rules for Jokers or The Lipstick Conspiracies. In fact, she sounds a lot more like her American counterpart, Ani Difranco, who continues to dominate women's folk/rock music.
Track it down and buy it!