Lost In Space - Aimee Mann
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  • Summary: This self-released effort for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter (and former Til Tuesday frontwoman) is her first release since the twin 2000 critical successes of 'Bachelor No. 2' and the soundtrack to "Magnolia."
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. Musically, Mann's put a bit more oomph into her songs. [23 Aug 2002, p.142]
  2. No one surpasses her as a master of poetic regret, and few albums examine the peculiar beauty of depression with the skill she brings to Lost in Space.
  3. 80
    Textured and complex. [Oct 2002, p.108]
  4. Lost in Space leaves you feeling that she's already covered this terrain.
  5. Despite its inherently adult contemporary inclinations, Lost in Space does feature some of the great songwriting we've come to expect from Mann, and her songs are, in all reality, still pretty wounded and fractured.
  6. Lost in Space finds Mann in a rut, albeit one with clear sightlines on relationship stasis, occupational drift, and the balm of (unspecified) addictions.
  7. The tempos and melodies drag throughout; it's as though we've heard Mann sing these songs before, only here her understated passion comes off more like overstated indifference.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. JButler
    Sep 2, 2002
    the theme of dissecting the past lamentations of surburbia, after the fifities is being ignored as a subtext in this CD. The illustrations which come with the CD are worth the price alone...as usual the songs are genius. Expand
  2. SteveW.
    Aug 22, 2002
    Sensually-textured sounds create a moody ambiance that alternatively soars and dips low over a river in turmoil seeking its prey.
  3. AllanF
    Feb 22, 2006
    This is honestly one of the only albums I'd ever rent a 10. The emotion she puts into this album is amazing. It's a dark, sad and bleak look into depression and addiction, but during the whole way you feel like she's right there next to you, and making something beautiful out of it. Expand
  4. RobertS.
    Sep 10, 2002
    Fantastic in its songwriting, wonderful in its musical direction, and with that beyond beautiful voice, should be rated # 1 everywhere.
  5. francines
    Oct 27, 2004
    I think this cd is beautiful. With thought provoking lyrics and meleodies that melt your soul. The combination is just amazing.
  6. ElizabethD
    Jan 25, 2005
    I think this album is probably the best album I've ever heard. Aimee Mann is my favorite singer/songwriter for a reason, and that is that she is able to write beautiful, thought-provoking songs, with great lyrics and a melodic line. In my opinion she is a true musical genius. Expand
  7. levvy
    Jul 8, 2005
    Good album but it's no Bachelor No. 2.

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