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Drive Too Fast

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Drive Too Fast

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Marlee MacLeod
Producers:
Medium Cool, Twin/Tone
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

After apprenticeships in the alternative breeding grounds of Athens, Ga., and Minneapolis, singer- songwriter Marlee MacLeod’s spunky debut Drive Too Fast shows she’s learned her lessons well. But while her R.E.M./Replacements influences are apparent on tracks like the jangly ”Everybody Loves Me,” she is more joyful than her forebears. Singing in a barely suppressed chuckle, MacLeod proves that rock works best when reverence is minimal. B+

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