Get Away From Me - Nellie McKay
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  • Summary: London-born, 19-year-old jazz vocalist Nellie McKay makes her debut with this 2-disc set produced by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. Unlike contemporaries such as Norah Jones, McKay brings a darker edge and a sense of humor (and even a hint of hip hop) to her songs, all of which she wrote herself.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dizzying in its scope and ambition.
  2. Not counting Stephin Merritt, no other under-40 approaches McKay's gift for cabaret.
  3. Often, Get Away From Me sounds like the work of someone with decades of experience getting one shot to try every idea she's ever had. [17 Mar 2004]
  4. So ignore the Doris-Day-meets-Eminem descriptions you’re seeing; this is more like Kate Bush meets Phil Ochs.
  5. A screw is definitely loose somwhere, but so what? [Oct 2004, p.128]
  6. 70
    Think Randy Newman crooned in a voice like Peggy Lee and delivered with the panache of Rufus Wainwright. [Sep 2004, p.96]
  7. It's sometimes hard to tell who's running the show, the major label or the major talent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17