Monday, September 28 2009
For his first new album in four years, David Gray decided to go for broke, sacking his entire band, calling up friends like Annie Lennox and Jolie Holland, and -- for the first time in a long time -- no longer being self-conscious about what he's doing, describing himself as feeling "liberated" now ...
Monday, December 1 2008
Like Bob Dylan, the studio versions of a lot of Jolie Holland’s songs are mere blueprints for what’s possible onstage.
Thursday, October 9 2008
Holland demonstrates as convincingly as ever her playful yet solid command of Americana past and present as music to be lived in rather than just visited on a lark.
Thursday, May 31 2007
Wednesday, May 9 2007
It is Sage Francis' self-inflicted precedent of thematically consistent albums that exposes the weaknesses of Human the Death Dance.
Sunday, June 11 2006
Apologies in advance for referring to this album as "Ms. Holland's Opus". It was cheap,easy, and I'm sure it's been done before, but it felt soooooo good.