Oh! From the Girls

Oh! From the Girls

     
 

The track listing for this stylistically varied compilation looks like a handbill for Lilith Fair, but there's a reason for that: The folks behind the mega-successful, estrogen-powered road show also pulled the strings for this benefit disc (proceeds will support the Oxygen Network's "Build Your Own Business" program for female entrepreneurs). So no one will be… See more details below

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The track listing for this stylistically varied compilation looks like a handbill for Lilith Fair, but there's a reason for that: The folks behind the mega-successful, estrogen-powered road show also pulled the strings for this benefit disc (proceeds will support the Oxygen Network's "Build Your Own Business" program for female entrepreneurs). So no one will be surprised to find Sarah McLachlan's gorgeously spare ballad "Angel" alongside Dido's hit "Thank You" and Aimee Mann's sugared dose of melancholy in "Calling It Quits." Big names Macy Gray ("Come Together") and Tori Amos ("Cornflake Girl") offer live versions of familiar tracks, but it's the lesser-known names here that'll really open ears. Canadian alt-country upstart Kathleen Edwards proffers an insightful bit of twang in "Six O'clock News," redolent of Lucinda Williams, while Christian-pop crossover sensation Stacie Orrico gets into a slithery R&B funk on "Stuck." Pegged as a coffeehouse folkie, Erin McKeown proves her mettle with clever lyrics and jaunty melodies, suggestive of the Smiths or the Sundays, on "Slung-Lo," while Sarah Harmer shows on "Basement Apartment" that Suzanne Vega's folkie-with-a-beat-box formula has yet to wear out its welcome. McLachlan's fans will find plenty to like in this set from the girls -- including yet another haunting Canadian singer, Martina Sorbara -- and will have their appetites primed should she instigate another Lilith Fair tour.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Oxygen Network's Oh! From the Girls is a pleasant-enough collection of pop, rock, folk, and urban songs from women artists, including Dido, the Be Good Tanyas, and Stacie Orrico. Nearly all of the songs on the collection fall into a mellow, easygoing vibe, particularly Sixpence None the Richer's cover of "Don't Dream It's Over," Kathleen Edwards' "Six o' Clock News," and Macy Gray's live version of "Come Together" from Oxygen's Custom Concert series. This laid-back feel isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is predictable; even some of the collection's edgier artists, such as the Pretenders, Aimee Mann, and Tori Amos, offer subdued tracks like "I'll Stand by You," "Calling It Quits," and a live version of "Cornflake Girl," respectively. A little more variety on compilations like this would go a long way; no one expects Diamanda Galás or even Cat Power to turn up on one of these albums, but some livelier or funkier tracks would make Oh! From the Girls a more engaging listen. Still, this is a fairly decent collection of post-Lillith Fair musings, and the fact that part of the album's proceeds support The Oxygen Network's national partners for "Build Your Own Business" -- a public service program that helps women establish their own businesses -- makes it difficult to pick on Oh! From the Girls too much.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2004
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003032827
catalogNumber:
30328

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Tori Amos   Composer
Matrix   Composer
Aimee Mann   Composer
Dallas Austin   Producer
Bazil Donovan   Composer
Neil Finn   Composer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Victor Indrizzo   Composer
Buddy Judge   Producer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Nick Lowe   Composer
Pierre Marchand   Producer,Engineer
Greg Reely   Mastering
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Christopher Thomas   Composer
Colin Cripps   Composer,Producer
Matt Serletic   Producer
Pete Prilesnik   Producer
Rollo   Producer
Jeremy Ruzumna   Composer
Sarah Harmer   Composer,Producer
Dido Armstrong   Composer,Producer
Macy Gray   Composer
Dave Draves   Producer
Stacie Orrico   Composer
Paul Herman   Composer
Suzie Ungerleider   Composer
Frazey Ford   Composer
Kathleen Edwards   Composer,Producer
Avril Lavigne   Composer
Kevin Kadish   Composer
Matrix   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Mister David Chalfant   Producer,Engineer
Chocolate Factory   Arranger,Producer

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