Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Tracey Thorn, "Why Does The Wind?"

traceyNext month Tracey Thorn, she of Everything But The Girl and the Marine Girls, will release her third solo album, Love And Its Opposite. It's hands-down one of the best releases of 2010, a tightly wound series of meditations on love that's embroidered with tiny, gut-punching details. "Why Does The Wind?" is a brooding, downtempo reflection on the conflicted feelings that crop up when a relationship might be at the beginning of its end, sweetened with just enough strings to make the sadness described by the lyrics hit even harder.

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contradicto (#443)

I love this woman.

LondonLee (#922)

Did you see the video of her singing 'Oh The Divorces' at The Guardian website? Lovely stuff.

I saw The Marine Girls once, you'd never have guessed that the awkward girl with the frizzy hair would grow up to be such an amazing talent.

barnhouse (#1,326)

omg she looks so amazing, still. Remember that song, "Paris Match," gosh, so beautiful.

HonoriaGlossop (#1,247)

Yes! With the Style Council… Paul Weller and Tracey Thorn are one killer combo.

Matt (#26)

ERYKAH BADU WILL SEE YOU IN HER OFFICE NOW. #ignoring balk-an edicts for 100 alex

carpetblogger (#306)

That rain/desert song sums up everything I hate about the early bush years that can't be summed up by Bush himself.

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airforce (#4,573)

May I point out to Carpetblogger that "Missing" came out in 1995, i.e., the Clinton years. That pedantry out of the way, this is another amazing song in a career full of amazing songs.

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