01 September 2006

New Song from Newsom, Joanna

Joanna Newsom is an odd bird; I like the idea of her music, but I rarely want to hear it--except for The Book of Right-On, which I adore without qualifier.

So she has a new CD, called Ys, which is apparently pronounced ees--comes out in mid-November. There's a track from Ys called Cosmia floating around in the ether.

Damnably, I'm not sure I can like this CD any better than The Milk-Eyed Mender, if this track is a fair representation. It's clearly good--her voice shows through in shouts and clear notes, and the harpwork is dextrous--but it's not something I really . . . want to listen to.

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