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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. The balancing of ironic humour that raised a smile on earlier albums is absent here, which leaves us with almost nowhere to hide.
  4. 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.
  5. There's less of the wry humor Germano usually allows to shine through once in a while... This is also her least gauzy-sounding album since Slide... Despite these differences, In the Maybe World is still a strong addition to her body of work.
  6. Ms. Germano’s music is beautifully haunted and composed, but almost too claustrophobic to bear. [17 Jul 2006]
  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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  1. AriB
    Oct 23, 2006
    10
    This is a gorgeous album, and am shocked by some of the reviews. Lisa's breathy voice and her somber tunes attract me very much, and This is a gorgeous album, and am shocked by some of the reviews. Lisa's breathy voice and her somber tunes attract me very much, and those two elements are here, so as a result, the album is great. The songs mostly have strong melodies, and if not, they're really nice even if not memorable. Expand
  2. chrisc
    Jul 22, 2006
    10
    stunning.
  3. allier
    Sep 12, 2006
    10
    great record.
  4. VickiR
    Aug 22, 2006
    9
    Very clever and amusing. I enjoyed it very much.
  5. steoc
    Sep 28, 2006
    9
    her intimate album, her eating album. emotional music, inspired lyrics. unforgettable.
  6. andrewc
    Aug 30, 2006
    9
    Best thing she's done since Excerpts...
  7. MattD.
    Jul 21, 2006
    6
    While not as bad as the PopMatters review says, the CD is too depressing without a change of pace. The CD is better taken as individual songs.

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