Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jenny Wilson - Hardships!

Album Review
SPIN
September 2010 
Link 
7/10

 





Sweden's arty mama takes on the maternal dilemma.

"If I'd returned from a fight, then people would've called me a hero," goes the chorus to the title track from Jenny Wilson's second solo album. But when a woman rolls out of the delivery room, there's nobody handing her any medals. Hardships! confronts the domestic and psychological toil of contemporary motherhood with some valiantly unlikely weapons: the syncopated clatter of post-Timbaland R&B, the organic expressiveness of Nina Simone jazz, and Wilson's own icy melisma, previously heard assisting fellow Swedish invaders Robyn and the Knife.

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-- David Carr, The New York Times

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