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  • Summary: The Texan singer's fourth album features M Ward and Marc Ribot as guest musicians.
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  1. is a spooky yet beautiful offering by one of our best musical poets; a true outsider trying to come in from the cold.
  2. It’s a shade more rock and roll, an ounce more blunt, a great deal of fun, and it documents an increasingly confident artist wielding prime, unpretentious material.
  3. The good news is that the album is downright delightful. The bad news is that if you've followed Holland since her first release, you're probably not looking for an album that's merely consistent singer/songwriter fare: no, you want the highs and the lows.
  4. Former Be Good Tanya delivers modern americana nugget.
  5. 70
    Retro-atmospherics guru M. Ward and grizzled guitar genius Marc Ribot leave their dusty fingerprints. Holland leaves behind a trail of her own.
  6. 70
    However much she slurs her lines on this fine fourth album, the shabby rockers and frayed ballads cut deep. [Nov 2008, p.93]
  7. 40
    A few songs confirm her gifts....More often, self-satisfaction takes over and the final track's dull. [Nov 2008, p.108]

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