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Martian Saints
Mary Lou Lord
Martian Saints
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Less slick than her major-label debut Got No Shadow, this second of the former Boston subway busker's independent EPs really shows why she caused a buzz-bin clamor, and offers an early glimpse of not only Lord's wondrous v...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mary Lou Lord
Title: Martian Saints
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kill Rock Stars
Original Release Date: 1/28/1997
Release Date: 1/28/1997
Album Type: EP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 759656026420, 762185495506

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Less slick than her major-label debut Got No Shadow, this second of the former Boston subway busker's independent EPs really shows why she caused a buzz-bin clamor, and offers an early glimpse of not only Lord's wondrous voice but the songwriting talent of Elliott Smith. Lord's voice is crystalline-pure, communicating more emotion with a shiver or sigh than lesser Lilith-types do with a shriek. Her "Salem '76" is a sparkling acoustic gem about going home again, while Smith's "I Figured You Out" shows her again to be a master interpreter, finding sadness and resignation where others might see only anger. She's also a master scavenger, selecting covers from fine singer/songwriters, this time Bevis Frond and Pete Droge. David Daley

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CD Reviews

I Figured You Out
tksc | 04/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"'I Figured You Out' written and played by Elliott Smith may be one of Elliott's best ever. And with Mary Lou's breathy vocals, the song is pure honey. I'd recommend this EP on the basis of this one track."
Just agreeing
David M. Rogge | San Jose, CA United States | 11/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"you've never heard of heartache until you really hear -i figured you out- which is done wonderfully here. damn fine work, but probably not the song for the party album."