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My Shirt Looks Good on You
Catie Curtis
My Shirt Looks Good on You
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
Now a veteran of the New England singer-songwriter scene, Catie Curtis offers her most musically seductive album in 2001, but that's not necessarily good news. Backed by longtime friends Jimmy Ryan (formerly of the Bloo...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Catie Curtis
Title: My Shirt Looks Good on You
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 8/21/2001
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431061325, 014431061363, 014431061325

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Now a veteran of the New England singer-songwriter scene, Catie Curtis offers her most musically seductive album in 2001, but that's not necessarily good news. Backed by longtime friends Jimmy Ryan (formerly of the Blood Oranges and one of the most tasteful, compelling players in folk rock), bassist Andrew Mazzone, and young guitar-slinger Duke Levine, Curtis pushes further towards the danceable folk-pop of Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow, and pulls back from the close-to-the-bone songwriting that was once her signature. With the exception of the Southern working-class portrait "Sugar Cane" (co-written with Mary Gauthier) and closer "The Big Reprise" (a prickly meditation on divine injustice), Curtis mostly slips into the girl-meets-girl sentimentality of the title track, the adult contemporary clichés of opener "Run," or the haphazard coffeehouse diary of "Patience." The latter is a virtue these songs reveal too rarely. --Roy Kasten

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CD Reviews

Pleasant arrangements
Michael A. Scarpitti | Columbus, Ohio USA | 02/20/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I had not heard this artist before, but I bought this after listening to some samples. What strikes me about Catie is that her voice sounds almost identical to that of Edie Brickell. Many of the arrangements on "My Shirt Looks Good On You" are similar to "Ghost of a Dog" by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians. The material is not quite on the same level as "Ghost", however. A few songs are quite nice (including the opening piece "Run"). Most of the rest of the first half are somewhat sophomoric and banal (especially the title track "My Shirt Looks Good On You", which is almost embarrassing) but pleasant enough. The album picks up steam again, though, about track 9, "Elizabeth", and finishes strong.

Recommended, with reservations"
This one grows on you . . .
Michael A. Scarpitti | 01/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD was obviously a victim of bad timing (it was released in September 2001) because it has not gotten the play it deserves. The first spin through this CD left me wondering whether I would completely "connect" with the songs and then I left it in my CD changer for about a week on random play and I found myself enjoying every song more and more, the more times I heard it. You will not be disappointed by this CD. Rumor has it that she also has an all-accoustic CD available only on her website."