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1212

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1212

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Barbara Manning
Producers:
Matador
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

Barbara Manning has long been one of indie rock’s undervalued treasures, surveying personal pain with devastating insight and stark melodicism. That’s certainly the case on tunes in 1212 like ”Isn’t Lonely Lovely?” and the unnerving mini-opera ”The Arsonist Story.” Elsewhere, material by such fellow iconoclasts as Richard Thompson and ’50s satirist Tom Lehrer show off Manning’s considerable interpretive gifts. B+

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