Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I'm With Stupid
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
What we're getting here is what we've come to expect from this talented songstress: pop arrangements of literate songs that deal with knotty relationships involving lovers, critics, and corporations. Mann co-wrote a song w... more »
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What we're getting here is what we've come to expect from this talented songstress: pop arrangements of literate songs that deal with knotty relationships involving lovers, critics, and corporations. Mann co-wrote a song with Elvis Costello for the final 'Til Tuesday album, and it was an apt pairing. Like Costello at his best, Aimee is equal parts adroit and direct. A couplet like "I came back twice, now I'm the Anti-Christ" or "A thousand compromises don't add up to a single win" may be accompanied by something a little more to the point--"Don't you know you're a fucking freak in this world?" Mann and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion keep the songs pithy and punchy, bringing on guests like Juliana Hatfield (on the particularly intoxicating "You Could Make a Killing"), Suede alumni Bernard Butler, Michael Penn, Chris Difford, and Glenn Tilbrook for occasional adornment, but mostly maintain a hands-on approach. The result frequently recalls Abby Road-period Beatles, which isn't a bad source. --Steven Stolder
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What a great effort!
Skip Schmidt | Columbus, OH United States | 04/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I only wish I had heard this CD a long time ago. Aimee Mann is fantastic and this is a great collection. There is not, in my humble opinion, a weak song. My cats even started purring when I played it for the first time. I may be wrong every ten years or so - they haven't been yet."