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Motherland

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Motherland

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Amy Sohn
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

Never the sunniest songwriter, Merchant develops a bout of the blues on this often exquisite minor-key outing. T Bone Burnett’s scruffy Americana production (banjo, accordion, violin, and pump organ) complements her neo-gothic tales of lost love, betrayal, and other crimes of the heart. These tunes don’t have the big melodic hooks of ”Wonder” or ”Jealousy,” but that doesn’t lessen their beauty — it just makes us listen harder to find it.