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CD Escondida [Jolie Holland]
Uncut (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's a quirky, haunted quality to the songs....[T]he effect is of floating dazedly above worldly matters, like a figure in a Chagall painting."Magnet (p.67) - Ranked #18 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2004" - "ESCONDIDA delivers the goods with the wilted-orchid whisper of Billie Holiday."CMJ (p.6) - "ESCONDIDA is a reminder that Americana isn't about patriotism, it's about the twisted roots of blues, jazz and country growing into something strange and beautiful."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It really is incredibly good....A contemporary of Billie Holiday this time around rather than a disciple of Will Oldham."Paste (magazine) - "Literate, spooky and utterly compelling, ESCONDIDA is not only an astonishing album, but the announcement of a singular, visionary talent."
CD Springtime Can Kill You [Jolie Holland]
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."
CD We Brave Bee Stings and All
Spin (p.100) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Nguyen's inviting folk pop has some of Jolie Holland's woozy swagger, a pinch of Beth Orton's genteel grace, and endless reserves of energy."Uncut (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er music has a lightness of touch....Songs that are beguiling and occasionally unsettling."CMJ - "[I]ntriguing, distinct and deft throughout."Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her band is endlessly upbeat, and while deadpan is her default mode, she also has buckets of charm."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] witty and defiant riposte to all life's frustrations, with lilting banjo and the summery, sweet pop of her band The Get Down Stay Down zestfully scoring her wry rues."Clash (magazine) (p.107) - "[P]acked with an eccentric, life-embracing sense of wonder. Never veering from what Thao does best -- luscious folk-pop doused in surreal lyrical weaves..."The Word (magazine) (p.103) - "11 perfectly realised folk-pop confections....Thao's complex but chirpy songs skilfully negotiate life's jagged edges in a refreshingly bright and positive manner..."
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