Aimee just won a well-deserved Grammy for this recording!
Boy am I hanging around with the wrong crowd,given the previous comments about this release. I found this release to be kinda of nondescript ,nothing stood out that would make me say this is one of the better releases of 2017.Of her material, I still prefer 'Bachelor No 2' (2000),'Lost In Space'(2002) or god forbid, 'Magnolia' soundtrack (1999), I'll take 'Save Me' Aimee Mann thank you.
Aimee Mann is a great if not brilliant songwriter. Her songs almost always have a sociopolitical element to them even if they are about a cat (snow cone goose). She likes to dive deep into the dusty basements of our hearts and minds. Her subjects may be heavy but she has a playful and melodious method of singing them out. This collection of songs deserve several listens to fully appreciate the beauty of them.
I liked it. It was mellow and soothing. I might buy it.
I never heard her before, I tried it because of the album title.
So good! Her best album in years. The songs are exquisite! I was worried about her marriage to Michael Penn, because a lot of the songs are about a failing relationship and divorce. But I read in an interview with her that the songs are not autobiographical. She really GETS INSIDE these feelings and situations. Perfect expression.
I still haven't completely forgiven Mm. Mann for her horrid soundtrack album "Magnolia" and for being KMTT's darling, __ overplayed to the point of nausium (along w Tom Petty)
This is NOT an easy album to listen to full through. Tho her voice is smooth and soft, and the songs sound lovely, their overall mood is anger and sadness; and that stays with you afterwards
All that said, i must begrudgingly say that this is one of the best albums of 2017
Fantastic music - loved all songs. Recommend for all Aimee Mann fans!
Aimee Mann's 2017 album is one of the best I've heard this year. With the title Mental Illness, don't expect upbeat dance tracks. If you like any of her other albums, you will like this one, too. There is currently a waiting list, but it is also available to download and keep at a rate of 5 songs per week through Hennepin County Library's Freegal subscription; find Freegal under Online Resources.
Aimee Mann is a consistently great songwriter and her albums never disappoint. This holds true for her latest, "Mental Illness." More than anything she's released since the mid-90s, her new music directly recalls her 1993 solo debut, "Whatever." That album was a mostly acoustic collection of pop ballads and expertly crafted hooks. The songs on "Mental Illness" are equally memorable, with quieter production than fans have heard in a while. Don't let the "depressing acoustic songs" label scare you away. "Mental Illness" is prime Aimee Mann.
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