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Springtime Can Kill You [Jolie Holland]

  • 1. Crush in the Ghetto
    2. Mehitibell's Blues
    3. Springtime Can Kill You
    4. Crazy Dreams
    5. You're Not Satisfied
    6. Stubborn Beast
    7. Don't Tell 'Em
    8. Moonshiner
    9. Ghostly Girl
    10. Nothing Left to Do But Dream
    11. Adieu False Heart
    12. Mexican Blue
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 86788

  • Credits

    SPRINGTIME CAN KILL YOU is the follow-up to ex-Be Good Tanya singer-songwriter Jolie Holland's critically acclaimed 2004 release ESCONDIDA. Haunting, gorgeous, and meticulously crafted, the album shows Holland maturing by leaps and bounds as a writer and performer.
    Holland draws from the full spectrum of Americana, weaving threads of country, folk, blues, and gospel into a shimmering tapestry that is uniquely her own. The album is intimate and familiar, yet fresh and surprising; the credit for its impact goes almost entirely to Holland's compositions, which float like dreams dreamt in the depth of a summer night. Every aspect of SPRINGTIME--from the understated arrangements to Holland's charmingly idiosyncratic vocals--rings true.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Holland's voice is a thing of wonder -- languorous but with a sweetness that makes even the saddest sentiments comforting."
    Spin (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With cockeyed portraits of bruised romance, she sustains deep suspense thanks to languid enunciations of every stretched vowel."
    Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "[H]er band breathes along like a ventilator with brushed drums, pump organ, lap steel and horns. Proof folk music shouldn't just conjure the past."
    No Depression (p.135) - "[T]he country-tinged "Moonshiner' is shot through with bittersweet slide guitar. The title track, despite its fatal implications, is a light and lively jazz tune, propelled by flittering cymbals, quick strums, and an air of barely suppressed agitation."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he always offsets hillbilly hangdog victimhood with a raised eyebrow of humour or some strangely uplifting musical moment."
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