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. Perhaps this isn't quite as strong of a selection of songs as Got No Shadow, but it comes close, and the music simply feels right.
  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.