Thursday, June 08, 2006

Stars Go Country

Well maybe not all stars of Stars have gone country, but the lovely Amy Millan has. The sweet-voiced pop princess has veered off her typical course and given into the sweet, sweet pressures of rootsy, guitar-plodding folk. Honey from the Tombs, set for release next week, is not groundbreaking, but it sounds so good. Pitchfork has whined about it, as will some fans of Stars and Broken Social Scene, accusing her of catching Jenny Lewis's Lucinda Williams- wannabe fever, but Millan doesn't come across as a smug, saucy bint. The music is simple, the lyrics are earnest, and Millan's voice is as clear and sweet as it is in any pop song.

Baby I
Come Home Loaded Roadie


Blogger Traci said...

Wait, I thought Jenny Lewis was supposed to be the "Emmylou Harris of the Silverlake set." So if Jenny's trying to be the next Emmylou Harris and Neko Case is the anointed "next Patsy Cline," I guess that makes Amy Millan the next Lucinda Williams. ;)

11:37 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

hmph. Neko can be the next Patsy, and Amy might be the next Lucinda, but Jenny Lewis is the next Emmylou over my dead body. Whoever said that should be hanged for folk music treason.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

haha...I knew that would get you all riled up. I think it was an Entertainment Weekly critic that made the blasphemous comparison.

1:21 PM  

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