Baby Blue - Mary Lou Lord
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  • Summary: The Boston-based singer-songwriter's second studio album features songs written by Nick Saloman (aka the Bevis Frond), as well as covers of Pink Floyd's "Fearless" and Pete Ham's "Baby Blue."
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. By the time she comes up with "Old Tin Tray", you are aware of two things. One is that this is a year-end top 10 album, and two, that she is getting better with age.
  2. 75
    The only friction here is between Lord's kewpie chirp and Nick Saloman's guardedly bitter lyrics. [Apr 2004, p.94]
  3. 70
    Lord’s voice is breathy and sweet without being tiresomely innocent or fragile -- it’s Candyland by way of Troubletown.
  4. [Saloman's] sharply observed tales of lost love and hopeless hopes fit Lord's airy vocals snugly. [Jun 2004, p.102]
  5. Too often, Lord's approach to her lyrics is overly reverent, to the detriment of the music itself.
  6. Lord performs assertive power-pop melodies… but she sings them in a voice so airy and indifferent, it takes away their punch. [12 Mar 2004, p.112]
  7. What used to feel timeless now just feels tired. [Jun 2004, p.107]

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  1. JarredS
    Apr 28, 2004
    9
    One of the most underrated musicians out there.