In The Maybe World - Lisa Germano
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  • Summary: Johnny Marr guests on the singer-songwriter's first album in three years and her first disc for the Young God label.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. You will want to play this album all over again as soon as it finishes. [#14]
  2. Whatever subtlety Germano's voice and lyrics might lack is buttressed by the deceptive simplicity of her music.
  3. In the Maybe World feels like an (unintentional, perhaps) sequel or response to Geek the Girl, turning down the intensity while sharing a twilit mood.
  4. In The Maybe World is an accessible, if lyrically opaque, work that should please fans of avant-pop that doesn't sound remotely like any of the other cerebral chanteuses out there.
  5. The balancing of ironic humour that raised a smile on earlier albums is absent here, which leaves us with almost nowhere to hide.
  6. 60
    Wield[s] both a wistful poignancy and raw emotional undertow. [Aug 2006, p.94]
  7. The problem is, it’s easy to lose the lyrics when the music gives us no reason to listen to them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
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