Stranger Me - Amy LaVere
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  1. Dec 7, 2011
    90
    Stranger Me is not only a logical title but a demanding and surprisingly successful experiment that challenges both LaVere and the listener, pushing her into edgy, clearly non-commercial areas.
  2. Jul 19, 2011
    89
    LaVere could rest on her lyrics alone, which are witty and feisty enough to stand on their own, but by giving her band boundless license to indulge any whim or eccentricity, she has crafted a well-rounded album that is already among the year's best.
  3. Aug 3, 2011
    80
    With a solid collection of songs and some enormously creative and varied approaches to playing them, Stranger Me is the best work yet of an artist likely to continue growing further.
  4. Jul 19, 2011
    80
    LaVere sounds like a gifted kidnap victim--scared, angry, resourceful. You just know she's going to set herself free.
  5. Aug 9, 2011
    80
    Growing confidence as a songwriter, arrangements that push the boundaries of Americana, even an unlikely Captain Beefheart cover make Stranger Me, her third release, extra rewarding. [Aug 2011, p.126]
  6. Aug 30, 2011
    80
    Stranger Me is accurately titled. It's both intriguing and entertaining throughout. [Sept. 2011, p. 106]
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    40
    Arcade Fire producer Craig Silvey and a slick session band sculpt an impressively spacey sound, but LaVere's self-conscious, bored voice strangles everything at birth. [Aug 2011, p.93]

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