Home Entertainment Mental Illness By Aimee Mann; A Bold Title Indeed

Mental Illness By Aimee Mann; A Bold Title Indeed

2 min read
0
0
1,056

Sharing is caring! Click on Facebook or Twitter to instantly share!

Aimee Man seems to be at peace with her downward spiral in her latest full-length.
A distinct solemnity permeates every track, from the muted voice of Aimee herself, to the backing vocals that cling softly underneath, to the slow, quiet build of the instrumentals.
The album is entirely acoustic, and yet still manages to provide a full, rich sound. The arrangements were pleasant, and, more often than not, eschewed a traditional rhythm section in favor of a cello or even occasionally bells.  The instrumentals, which were the high point of this LP, were impressive and immersing; though occasionally felt stale, as melodies and chords were often reused or just varied slightly.
The biggest disappointment, however, was in the lyrics. Not a single lyric, theme, or phrase stands out as memorable. In addition, the subject matter at times seems vague or unclear. It seems as though not as much effort was put into the lyrics as into the vocal arrangements or the instrumentals.
Overall, this LP was a pleasant listen, though I would love to see Aimee Mann direct more of her effort towards the lyrical content on her next release.
Favorite Track: Goose Snow Cone
Least Favorite Track: Knock It Off
5/10

Sharing is caring! Click on Facebook or Twitter to instantly share!

Load More Related Articles
Load More By James Richter
Load More In Entertainment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Kendrick Lamar’s Latest Release, DAMN., Does Not Dissapoint

DAMN. Right about sums it up, actually. The latest full length from Kendrick Lamar comes w…