Patty Griffin, Flaming Red

Flaming Red

The singer-songwriter comes out screaming here, which may ruffle the skirts of those moved by her folkish debut. But Griffin isn?t just another mutable member of the post-Lilith archetyping pool. Stakes are high in her scarred narratives, which emote with a muscular empathy; even her wistfulness seems road-toughened. The rock-chickisms are occasionally overdone, but her pop sense and chutzpah almost always win out.

Flaming Red
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