A poster in my neighborhood for Nellie McKay’s debut album was trumpeting a reviewer‘s claim that she was “rooted in the taut, witty tradition linking Cole Porter, Elvis Costello and Eminem.” There’s a taut, witty tradition (I puzzled) linking Cole Porter, Elvis Costello, and Eminem? I was so intrigued I decided I had to hear it… and that’s just about right. Probably the most interesting, original sound I’ve heard this year; check her out.
“Doris Day With an Edge”
July 24th, 2004 · No Comments