Single Reviews: May 2006

 

Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - You Are What You Love (Rough Trade) 01/05/2006

T: I seem to remember you giving the album from which this is taken something of a pasting not so long ago. I have to confess, while I disagreed with you on that one, I'm hardly in the mood for this kind of gentle folksy stuff at the moment. Admittedly it's pleasant enough but it's not really happening for me.

N: Isn't this odd? Much to my surprise, I'm beginning to warm to Jenny Lewis's latest excursion. I won't deny that I hated with a passion what I first heard from the album she produced with The Watson Twins, "Rabbit Fur Coat", but this is a gentle medicine with glorious vocals offered by both Jenny and the Twins, not to mention a backing track that is offered without any malice. I may even liken this to that "spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down". Sorry Ms. Andrews, that was a naff analogy. But altogether I didn't find this as unbearable as I guess I might have done. Far from it even. 6/10

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