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Have One on Me

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Joanna Newsom, Have One on Me | HAVE ONE ON HER Joanna Newsom
Annabel Mehran

Have One on Me

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Joanna Newsom
genre:
Folk

We gave it an A-

Three discs of Joanna Newsom’s harp-assisted poetry might daunt even some of her fans, let alone her detractors. Yet Have One on Me, this two-hour-plus triple album isn’t as ?overwhelming as it might ?initially appear. While Newsom remains the most intricate lyricist currently working ?outside of rap, her melodies have become cleaner, her ?arrangements less mannered, and her singing more ?straightforwardly heartfelt. Rich rewards await those patient enough to hear her out. A?

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