With her first solo release since 2012, Aimee Mann has crafted another intelligent, word-smithy collection of 11 songs. Her unique vocal and songwriting tone is evident, while the tunes do depart from previous solo work. Aided by pal Ted Leo on backing vocals, this is a more acoustic effort than her previous releases. With less pop-style production, the album reflects her maturity and, lyrically, delivers more introspection. Her vocal chops are in fine order, but ultimately, the songs are a self-confessed downer collection. Ideal for a rainy bummer of a Sunday, which can be a valuable thing to have around.
Released by: SuperEgo Records
Producer: Paul Bryan