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Posted October 1, 2010
Aimee's latest painting
Aimee Mann's latest is the second released on her own finger-to-the-recording-industry record label, SuperEgo. Mann has been described by many as one of the greatest songwriters of our time and rightfully so. Her songs are portraits of people and situations that most people run from much less base a career in music on. And Lost In Space is her most candid piece yet. At first listen, the album seems to be her most laid back lacking the crunchy guitars of I'm With Stupid and the Burt Bacharach stylings of Bachelor No. 2. In their place are quiet melodies and arrangements containing a multitude of instruments and sounds (in part to sonic-loving co-producer Michael Lockwood) that lift Mann's pop sensibilities into a new level of character development and make for an incredible listening experience. Songs like ''Real Bad News'' and the lovely ''Invisible Ink'' are bolstered by orchestral arrangements, a device Mann has not experimented much with and is very complimentary to her writing and her voice; however, it's songs like ''Humpty Dumpty'' and ''Pavlov's Bell'' (one of the best denial songs since 10cc's ''I'm Not In Love'') where Mann really shines, as she does most brightly on the title track. Mann sardonically intones, ''So baby beware/I'm just pretending to care/Like I'm not even there'' as a person so cold to the world they have lost even themselves. Aimee Mann is like a mirror put up in front of all the messed-up people in the world. You just don't get any more honest than that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 9, 2010
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