Whatever

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All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
On her solo debut Whatever, the former vocalist for Til Tuesday cements her position as a center-stage artist and top-notch songwriter, and Aimee Mann's blend of wit, smarts, cynicism, and downright humability make for a wonderfully pleasing collection of catchy songs. Musically, the jangle-pop feel of Whatever harkens back to the Beatles and the Byrds but without forsaking its contemporary origin. Lyrically, it is often hard to know whether Mann is spilling her guts out over a love or a deal gone bad. In fact, it is often a combination. But the seamless ease with which she tells the tales, moving from her head to her heart and back again, exposes her mighty talent. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
On her solo debut Whatever, the former vocalist for Til Tuesday cements her position as a center-stage artist and top-notch songwriter, and Aimee Mann's blend of wit, smarts, cynicism, and downright humability make for a wonderfully pleasing collection of catchy songs. Musically, the jangle-pop feel of Whatever harkens back to the Beatles and the Byrds but without forsaking its contemporary origin. Lyrically, it is often hard to know whether Mann is spilling her guts out over a love or a deal gone bad. In fact, it is often a combination. But the seamless ease with which she tells the tales, moving from her head to her heart and back again, exposes her mighty talent. Teaming with some of her former bandmates, including longtime collaborator Jon Brion, gives Mann a comfort and a sure footing from which to climb and stretch, which she does with certainty. "I Should've Known," "Could've Been Anyone," and "Say Anything" get the heads bobbing, while the more somber "4th of July" and "Stupid Thing" will beckon forth even the loneliest of hankies. And how many artists pay tribute to Charles Dickens? Witness "Jacob Marley's Chain." Talk about literate songwriters and you have to speak of Aimee Mann. The dismissive tone of the title belies the time that was put into this album, for even after its recording, it took Mann quite a long while to find a home. Initially released on Imago Records, Whatever was later reissued by Geffen Records.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/1995
  • Label: Fontana Geffen
  • UPC: 720642495629
  • Catalog Number: 24956
  • Sales rank: 24,718

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aimee Mann Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Mellotron
Jim Keltner Drums
Jon Brion Organ, Bass, Drums, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tambourine, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Mellotron, chamberlain
David Coleman Cello, Electric Cello
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Michael Hausman Percussion, Conga, Cymbals, Drums, Bass Drums, Multi Instruments
Buddy Judge Acoustic Guitar, Pipe, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Joy Lyle Strings
Roger McGuinn Electric Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Todd Nelson Guitar
Sid Sharp Strings
The Sid Sharp Strings Group
Harry Shirinian Strings
Harry Shultz Strings
Milt Sutton Drums
Mike Breaux Bassoon, Oboe
Randy Brion Trombone, Euphonium
Sidney Sharp Strings
Technical Credits
Jules Shear Contributor
Aimee Mann Composer, Producer
Curt Anderson Engineer
Richard Benoit Engineer
Tony Berg Producer
Ray Blair Engineer
Jon Brion Arranger, Producer, Woodwind Arrangement, Drum Fills
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Mike Denneen Engineer
Jimmie Haskell String Arrangements
Michael Hausman Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Roger McGuinn Contributor
Mark McKenna Engineer
Marty Willson-Piper Contributor
Mike Reiter Engineer
Mark Tanzer Engineer
Ken Jordan Engineer
Gail Marowitz Art Direction
Billy Cole Engineer
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