Lynn Teeter Flower - Maria Taylor
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  • Summary: The Azure Ray singer's second solo set was recorded with Spoon's Jim Eno and Now It's Overhead's Andy LeMaster as well as Memphis producer Doug Easley. Conor Oberst guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Throughout, a cutback on shimmery electronic effects results in a lived-in sound; there's a shabby chic-ness to these songs, and also a believability.
  2. 70
    Her vocals are both pitch-perfect and emotionally resonant. [Apr 2007, p.96]
  3. With more listens, the textured dynamics of Lynn become more apparent; what becomes equally apparent, however, is the lack of dynamism in Taylor's voice. [#17, p.93]
  4. Like Oberst, the strength of her songwriting sometimes overshadows the rather interesting things going on in terms of production.
  5. There's nothing here that feels truly essential. [Apr 2007, p.122]
  6. Lynn Teeter Flower isn’t bad by any means. It’s just too safe, too predictable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. KLee
    Mar 15, 2007
    Really quite good, a bit more focused and coherent than her debut.
  2. jw
    Feb 3, 2008
    (8.5) High points include "Good Start," "Smile and Wave," and the inexplicable but excellent "Irish Goodbye." But the absolute show-stopper is the unadorned "Clean Getaway," one of my favorite songs of the year. Expand
  3. MattD.
    Mar 16, 2007
    Um, what is NOW Magazine talking about? If you can't be fair, don't review the CD. This CD is lighter on the electronics than 11:11 is, but that works in its favor, because it doesn't overwhelm her folk, pop, and blues stylings. And her voice sounds as seductive as ever. Expand
  4. JasonO
    Mar 17, 2007
    Another great melancholic indie-pop album, topped by Maria Taylor's gorgeous husky voice!
  5. ChristineR
    Mar 29, 2007
    The album's got its moments but I'm afraid it's not as good as her first effort. It has great songs but you don't want to listen to it from start to finish. A couple of tracks could have been left on the cutting board and the album would have been stronger. And is it me or did her voice change a lot? Like, easy does it. Expand
  6. JamesG.
    Mar 22, 2007
    Pretty weak. There are some nice moments but it seems thrown together. Disappointing. And what's up with the rap on "Irish Goodbye"? I almost crashed my car when I heard it first. Expand
  7. JimmyT
    Mar 15, 2007
    we've finally reached the point where 90s indie rockers have gone completely MOR.

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