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Whatever

Aimee Mann

1993

Whatever

Album Summary

Whatever is the first solo album by the American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, released in 1993. "I've Had It" is one of the songs featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs. The album, with special note for the song "4th of July", was included by Elvis Costello in his "Costello's 500" list for Vanity Fair. It has also been included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die list.

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Rating

2.73

Votes

4466

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
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Fri Oct 29 2021
2

- HELLO, IS THIS NASA? - YES. - GOOD. LISTEN. I'M SICK OF YOUR BORING SPACE LAUNCHES. I'M JUST AN ORDINARY, BLUE-COLLAR SLOB, BUT I KNOW WHAT I LIKES ON TV. - HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER? - SHUT UP!

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Thu Aug 19 2021
1

"Whatever" she says, like she doesn't have a care in the world. Like she's not bothered about my opinion. Well, Aimee, you should be bothered. Here it is: I absolutely adore this fabulous gift you have given the world, you beautiful, beautiful woman. Thank you. Only joking, it's shite.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

Aimee Mann is super talented. She writes and produces well crafted pop songs, almost Beatle-esque in quality. My only complaint about her is her songs sometimes lack emotion - she's almost too cool. Minor complaint though. Really well done debut solo album. 4 stars.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
2

I did not like this very much.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
2

Extremely mediocre 90's pop rock. The opening track grabbed me a little, but I quickly became bored with this album. Skippable, in a word.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
1

fucking dog shit.

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Wed Aug 12 2020
4

Whatever conjures up the best elements of surf-pop, new wave, and folk rock (Roger McGuinn has a benevolent eye cast over this recording). Out on her own with a truly great batch of confessional but self-assured songs, Aimee Mann crafted a classic right out the bag with her first solo record. I'm with Stupid was more openly defiant and rougher, but way back in 1993 Whatever already found Mann at the peak of her emotional and musical strength. Check out the layers of distorted guitars on "I Should've Known" coupled with an irresistible melody; the Byrds-isms on "Fifty-Years after the Fair" with its wonderful vocal harmonies and McGuinn's 12-string guitar resounding; the gang voices on "Say Anything" and the poignant "4th of July". Mann even tackles a May-September romance on "Mr. Harris" and sounds as dark as Days of Open Hand-era Suzanne Vega on "Jacob Marley's Chain". Meticulously produced (by Jon Brion), written and performed, Whatever is a pop powerhouse.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

mid tempo pleasantry. slightly over-wrought in places but I like her vocals. From a similar mould to Tori Amos with the alt turned down and the country turned up and that's no bad thing

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

I am biased. Aimee Mann went to my high school. I wasn't aware of this fact until I was 24 and working on the film Magnolia. One of the sound guys brought his nephew to the set who was visiting from out of town. He was wearing a brown and orange Monican t-shirt. Aimee Mann happened to be on set that day and noticed the shirt. She said something along the lines to him, "Midlothian and Monican are high school rivals, and I attended Midlothian." A couple hours later she was gone and I approached him to comment on his shirt, saying basically the same thing. "You're the second person to tell me that today," he said. Crazy. What are the chances? I kept hoping she'd come back to the set before the end of filming, but she never did. A couple months later I worked on a Fiona Apple video with PTA and he was signing Magnolia soundtracks and giving them out to the crew. For the foreseeable future, I bought all of Aimee Mann's music and saw her perform a few times at Café Largo on Fairfax. She was great. All of this happened AFTER Whatever was released and until now, I wasn't super-familiar with this album. Jon Brion was heavily involved in the Magnolia soundtrack and he's here too. Though not as fully formed as her later work, the album has all the hallmarks of the work I know. Reaching vocals against basic distortion, slower acoustic songs with a smattering of samples with a heavy emphasis on her soothing voice. This album was best played in the 1990s in middle-suburbia. Ideally listened to on CD, but definitely in the bedrooms of late-teen-anxty girls who yearn for a life far from Midlothian and closer to Melrose Place.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Reminds me a lot of Alanis. I like the music and angst behind her lyrics!

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

Amazing production. One of the best recorded albums on the list so far. I really enjoyed the vocals and multi-tracked harmonies. However, the songs are forgettable, ultimately taking away from such a great sound overall.

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Wed May 25 2022
3

I have always been a sucker for what I call "Lilith Fair music" -- you know the type: 90s singer songwriters that aren't too pop but aren't too rock, either. This album fits right into that. Also typical of artists in this category, the lyrics are often sharp and thought-provoking, overlaid on generally upbeat music. Even though I liked it based on the baseline qualifications mentioned above, I do feel like other females singer songwriters in the 90s did the same thing, only better. For me, it started to drag the longer it went on. Maybe somewhat forgettable to me, but it was very easy to listen to, though!

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Never heard of Aimee Mann before, but wow, the album really sucked me in. Her voice is nice, light, and airy. The songs feel like just the right mix of rock and pop. It might not stand out next to other albums, but it was a really enjoyable listen.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

I like her voice and the music is pleasent, although the country vibe is not for every mood. Good vibes but doesn't feature a memorable song.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Reasonable nice. It just kind of feels like the music an ex girlfriend would make. You want to be supportive and it’s cool she’s doing stuff but it all sounds a little bit average…

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Thu Aug 19 2021
2

Wetter than SHACK's luscious locks after one of his infamous six-hour showers.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
2

Wow, I hate this. Her voice is annoying and the style is very adult contemporary. 2

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Wed Mar 09 2022
2

The first half felt like I was trapped in a Macy's commercial from 2009, but the back half a a couple nice bits that brought it up a tad for me.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
1

Mom rock bullshit, sorry mom

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Thu Sep 02 2021
1

I think its cool when someone's first and last name both end in double letters. That's potentially the most stand-out aspect of this album. Expert songwriting that sums into something unremarkable. This is a softball tossed underhand straight down the middle. No spin. No mustard. No funny business. No affect. No risks. No fun. D

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Fri Oct 29 2021
1

Boring, forgettable. You really have to wonder how some of these albums make it onto this list.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

This was really good. Not a bad song on here. Consider me a Mann Fann.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

I've loved this album since it came out. The slightly flat, pitchy vocals matched the 90s vibe for me. I'm just hoping that the 1001 trend of similar albums two days in a row brings some Juliana Hatfield. Swoon

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

The production and songwriting was pretty great

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

4/5

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

Really liked this

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

I enjoyed this. I should listen to her more.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

Aimee man, goed rustig popalbum!

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

An ethereal, entrancing album, packed to the gills with pleasing tunes and a voice to match.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

11/23/2021 Today's Album: "Whatever" by Aimee Mann - This album is very easy on the ears. It sounds like a cross between Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M, and the 3 blonds. That classic rock backdrop with very interesting additions like sharp guitar solos floating around the channels or a variety of synths providing different backdrops. I really like a lot of the melodies here and the songs keep my attention with how they build and how good the production is. There are some slower songs that end up losing me and I think there are a lot of times where the singers vocals just don't really work with what's going on musically, but this is a very occasional problem and often her voice is extremely strong and smooth. This is 90s grunge throwing it back to some classic Fleetwood Mac sounds and I think it works out fairly well. Score: 7.5/10 Solid Highlights: I should have known, 50 years after the fair, put me on top, say anything, I know there's a word, Way back when.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Solid country album, has a fun bit of rock and pop in it that gives it a strong identity. Good singer, good music, good vibe 7/10

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

I'm a sucker for a good '90s alt/pop album and this one hits all the right notes for sure. Really fun. I'm surprised I haven't listened to her more.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Excellent female singer-songwriter 90s alt rock. Feels like the kind of vibes that are popular again

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Enjoyed

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

Decent pop/rock album with a storytelling style lyricism. Tad bit long but overall catchy enough to warrant 4 stars

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

Prejak album, nadam se da cu je nastaviti slušati, a ne sam zaboravit

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Thu May 05 2022
4

I just love her voice. Not my favorite of hers, but still very enjoyable.

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Thu May 05 2022
4

I love pretty much everything about Aimee Mann. Her songwriting, tone, voice,… also she’s quite funny. I know it’s not genius or groundbreaking, but I return to her records all the time.

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Thu May 12 2022
4

Some good songs there. Nothing crazy though!

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Fri May 13 2022
4

Great voice and writing. Enjoyed her sound.

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Wed May 25 2022
4

this album surprised me; i wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as i did. i wish i found this album as a teenager. i would have grown such an attachment, and my former teenage self is mourning that loss. this album is a four, but i know i will listen to this album more. it could easily become a five! the songs are catchy, beautiful, witty. "jacob marley's chain"--everyone knows the reference but it's still fresh and sounds eerie. "i should've known" isn't the only song with attention grabbing lyrics, but this song definitely stood out. there's some great guitar work in here, too. lots of emotions, but it still makes for a lovely, calming listen. so many instruments among the album's personnel! perhaps this is the only album that has dixie cup within its liner notes?

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Never heard this but I do love some of Aimee Mann's stuff. I found a lot to like on here. Very lovely.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
4

The “til Tuesdayesque rocker that opens the record is a bit off-point in terms of what’s to come which is very polished and utterly winsome songwriter-powered pop. Just a treat to listen to, really, as was the whole career renaissance that followed.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

Very good

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

I like Aimee Mann

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Great power pop, unmistakably produced by Jon Brion

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

I hadn't ever listened to this particular album which is ridiculous because Aimee Mann is amazing.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Just made me really sleepy and relaxed but defiantly a relaxed and clam album with Beautiful vocals along with nothing ever to fast but just slow so not too bad

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Good album i never heard.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

You could say I’m an Aimee Mann man

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Wonderful times less stories, sometimes can date itself in the music

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

I need to listen to more Aimee Mann.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Not much to say. Decent.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

These feel like songs that would have been in the background of my life during my college years then later, in the background of grocery stores as I got older. This album is a lovely listen, with thoughtful and mature songwriting and a nice pop sensibility. It is tightly and slickly produced, with not a flaw to speak of. And Mann’s vocals are pretty perfect. But I listened to the whole thing twice, and I’m surprised to say that I kind of checked out about halfway in. Like six songs were enough and I sort of mentally got the point. Mann would have really benefited from an edit here. She could have dropped three songs and ended up with a much better album.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Not too bad..reminded me a bit of Sheryl Crow. Didn’t hate it!

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

Decent enough singer/songwriter fare whilst not particularly my bag.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

Rating: 5/10 Best songs: I should’ve known,

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Thu Aug 19 2021
3

Not bad... not exactly my cup of tea. I found myself dragged into the songs with more of a narrative like Mr. Harris, but at other parts of the albums the songs/delivery kind of bled together. I wish this album had the Magnolia song on it.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

I enjoyed this. It's MOR soft rock, but lyrically engaging and has a nice feeling about it. It sounds like someone singing from the heart. A bit of a country vibe in places. 3.5/5

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

Middling, it bobbed along merrily. Would listen again.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

Beautiful songs, beautiful voice.. just not in the mood for 90s rocky romanticism, not feeling it now.. but know where to go if I ever do!

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

Leuk rustig maar niet speciaal

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

Un poco rollo. Parecido a Shania Twain. Parece que tiene discos mejores. Los buscaré. Nada, otros discos me gustan más, pero no, se queda en un 3. No es mi estilo. Es como Shania Twain, un poco mejor.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
3

I liked it a lot more than I thought I would and it was a more varied record than I anticipated.

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Sun Oct 10 2021
3

I only know Aimee Mann from the magnolia soundtrack and this album isn’t as good as that but it still solid. I wa shining to it by the end but few songs really stood out. Feels like a proto-Taylor Swift album. Fav song: Say anything

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Sun Oct 17 2021
3

Кажеться неплохие песни на уровне земфиры. Но не более. Еще женский REM.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
3

Fun 90s pop

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Sun Oct 24 2021
3

Oh this is a nice album. Sounds like Taylor Swifts older sister lol. This music just makes me feel good. The sound that could play in the radio all day because it's so easy to listen to, but it would quickly get very boring. Made my day I wanna give it a 4. The lyrics are nice too. Probably deserves a 3 because she doesen't actually sing that well. but idc:))

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Thu Nov 25 2021
3

It's like diet The Pretenders. Good, hooky songs and sharp lyrics. Honestly though, I fell off and got bored. Hours later, I don't remember a single motif from the album. 3.5/5.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

2021.12.08 Mr Harris

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Wed Dec 15 2021
3

Pop suavecín de cantaautora. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Good 90s sound

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

Was easy listening, so easy I forgot I was listening to it.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

Fun 90's. Inoffensive but nothing exceptional.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

surprised how much I enjoyed this

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Mon Feb 14 2022
3

Doet me een beetje denken aan Heather Nova, maar dat was het dan ook wel.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

Solid 90s

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Some cool instrumental stuff happening, and she has that great millennial dread that many of her contemporaries demonstrate and that I quite enjoy. But overall samey.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
3

Didn't mind this at all

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

nto bad

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

I enjoyed listening to this, but found myself lingering on the album’s potential rather than the album itself . It’s not surprising that it’s Amy Mann’s first album because it seems like one of someone who hasn’t yet come into their own, which we all know Amy Mann does just a few years later. Instead of having an original take, this album takes the best of 90’s music and puts it all together. Which makes it good, but not great.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

🥴

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

Decent

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

Contrairement à mon camarade d'écoute robvipère je n'ai pas trouvé cet album si catastrophique que ça, mais l'horreur de rob n'a ici d'égal que mon manque d'intérêt.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Aimee Mann nije mi dobro, aimee mann, nije mi dobro!!! Čista malo jača trojka! Sviđa mi se dosta par pjesama, stavilo se i srce na spotifaj. Could've Been Aynone, Stupid Thing...I've Had It (podsjeća nekako na National, al više instrumentalno).

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Thu May 05 2022
3

Completely forgettable. But fine. Not sure why it's on the list. Wouldn't turn it off if it came on again, but not seeking it out, either.

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Thu May 05 2022
3

Nothing really jumped out at me on this album. I like Aimee's music, and this was an easy listen.

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Mon May 23 2022
3

She's got some talent, but feels like the producer tried to fill every moment with tricks.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

I liked this. Knew the name, never listened to her albums. Despite being a little overproduced I liked most of the songs. Worth a repeat listen.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

My initial impression was that she was a discount Alanis Morrissette, but as the album went on, it became clear that she's got some real songwriting chops. I'm still not convinced this belongs on the list, but it was better than I expected. Best track: Mr. Harris

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

Tytuł płyty pasuje

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

3.5 stars. really liked the album a lot.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

In general I am pretty big Aimee Mann fan. This is a solid but less than spectacular album...just typical AM sound. 3/5

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

Super easy listening when it's on, but once it is over I could hardly tell you a single song title. It just doesn't seem to leave behind any strong feelings or impression. 5/10

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Sun Jul 10 2022
3

Fun enough

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Honestly this is not the best Aimee Mann album. An album or two should make the list, probably Lost in Space or The Forgotten Arm.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Whatever

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Lovely

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Some interesting lyrics and hooks but overall, not my style. A little boring.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
3

Good album.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

Begon veelbelovend, maar werd wat eentonig later

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

Pop, 1993. A normal record which is not memorable or very interesting but on the other side it's not bad at all. The tracks have nothing special but they flow quite fluently. To describe this album in one word: decent.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Never heard of this before, kinda Cheryl Crow vibes? Poppy, rocky, countryish sorta stuff with a coat of 1990s over the top. Not too bad really, didn't blow my hat off but competent enough. 3/5.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

I like her name. Otherwise...meh.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

50 Years After The Fair Sounds like Tom Petty could be the guest vocalist. I am not a huge fan of the guitar sounds, reminds me a lot of country guitar from the 90s. The overall effect of her sound is this feeling of toothlessness.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Dawson's Creek vibez

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Not the Aimee Mann album that should be represented on the list. But it really doesn't matter since all of her solo work sounds the same. Let's be honest: Mann's best moments came from when she fronted 'Til Tuesday (Voices Carry is a 5), and she's a bit overrated as a solo artist because she's good friends with people like film director Paul Thomas Anderson. This isn't too say her efforts are bad. They all mostly fall into the "pretty good" category. Another way to put it is her solo work is fine. The West Coast Elite keeps trying to sell the world on how she's the Joni Mitchell of her generation. Thankfully, no one is buying buying it. I really like Aimee Mann's cover of The Cars' "Drive", but that's not on this album.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Not an unpleasant time, but I'm not sure why it belongs on this list. I will say, this is the rare album that gets better as it goes on. It's back loaded, and not front loaded! Wow.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

It was fine. First songs were a bit forgettable in my opinion, but I think it got better into the second half of the album, though the last song just sounded silly and confusing. I thought Jacob Marley's Chain was really beautiful, and I kinda wish the album had some more folk-esque songs like it. Favourite: Jacob Marley's Chain

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Found it a bit dated, however clearly some very good songwriting going on. The album seemed rather consistent too, which was nice.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
3

Definitely hear the early 90s alt rock influence here. Gets a little slow for my taste after the first couple of songs though

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Fri Oct 07 2022
3

Good 90s feel

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Alright. Decent 90’s music

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

3/5. It’s an interesting perspective that provides a solid collection of songs to the indie rock scene.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

3.1 - SCENE: Garage sale. Shopper approaches seller. Garage sale shopper: Hey, I grabbed a couple CDs from the box over there. Lemonheads and uhhh… (looks down at CD’s) Aimee Mann. How much? Seller: I was asking 75 cents a piece? Shopper: Would you take a buck for both? Seller: Sure, that works.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

OK

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Sun Oct 30 2022
3

I probably should've listened to this on release.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

i like lilith but this might be too rock n roll for me. lets see. yea. its a fine album but not always my cup of tea. The playlist it recommended like it i dug.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

90's feeling, kinda pop-rock-ey

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

Good singer and the music is right.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
3

Pretty inoffensive

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Pretty interesting sound

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

Music is ok, but I don't like the plain-Jane tone of her vocals. I can tell a lot of crafting has gone into the songwriting and arrangement but the voice tamps it down.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

I've heard of her before but never listened on my own. I felt like the album was just OK. Maybe she is very influential and thus warrants a spot on this list, and this is one of the better of her albums? I really didn't love her voice. There's this concept in singing that I think about sometimes, where the anatomical sum of someone's voice can lead to them just not having an attractive singing voice- regardless of training and practice. It's just that they don't have a voice that attracts people on a more objective level than "well it's just not your preference", and I kind of feel like she has that. I think that a lot of indie rock acts have singers that "put on" a voice in order to make their voice interesting. Which is fine! But with her I just find her voice to be kind of dull, and the music doesn't do enough to pick up the slack. I think this is really prominent in track 4, "Could've Been Anyone", where it has a fun 90's sampled drum n bass groove to start, then a big room drumset rock sound smashes through and the energy quickly builds and then..... oh.. her voice comes in and the air is kind of taken out of the room. It's almost like the band is jamming together in one room and she is in another building. It sounds like it's produced like that and thus, it feels like that. Looking at the album in context, this came out in 1993. Also in 1993 was In Utero, Siamese Dream, Enter the Wu-Tang, Bjork's Debut. Doggystle - Snoop Dogg. Some singles from 1993: "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Huston, "Can't Help Falling In Love" - UB40, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers. Looking at this is context, the sound on this album just feels kind of pedestrian to me. Those other records that came out that year are probably on this list and in my opinion blow this record out of the water. Grasping at some positives here, I thought "4th of July" was a nice track. The downtempo ballad was nice and I liked it here early in the album (but not too early!). Bass playing was really tastefully done, and I enjoyed the other instruments like the synths and vibraphone. Her voice comes across nice here as well. I think it fits these ballad type of tracks better than the rock band arrangements, and I found these tracks to be the better ones on the album, like "Mr. Harris", "I know there's a word", "I've Had It" - which btw how can I not love a song with lyrics like : "And dan came in from jersey He went to get the drums And if buddy ever comes we can get if off the ground" I ended up liking the second half of this album much more than the first half, and I'm not surprised because there's so many more slower ballad like songs on the second half, but I am surprised that the album has such a big "first half / second half" contrast. I tend to write these in a James Joyce-ian stream of consciousness style and I started thinking this album was going to unfortunately be another 1 on the list, but then it built up to a 2, and now I'm giving it a 3. But it's a middling 3, like a 3.0. The second half saved it. I'm going to listen to some of her other music to see if she has more softer arrangements- because the ones with a more rock sound really didn't grab me.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

I’ve always liked Aimee Mann’s voice. She’s a good lyricist too. This is a solid singer-songwriter album but there wasn’t a lot on it that stood out to me to make me want to return to it anytime soon. There were a few moments where the music took on a full-bodied rock sound (the second half of “Say Anything,” “I Could Hurt You Now”) and I would have liked more of that.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
2

Not a fan at all

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Mon Aug 09 2021
2

2/5 pretty unrememberable tracks

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Thu Sep 02 2021
2

I wanted to like this, but it just fell so incredibly flat for me. Too produced, too... everything.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
2

I’m a big fan of Aimee Man’s voice—listen to Weyes Blood if you’re looking fit a modern version. This album is way over produced. It’s as if a studio fat cat got a hard on for her and gave her way too much money to produce this album, not only that but it is indulgent and long. This would be a better album if it was pared down—the three songs that are work better IMO. The 4th sings starts with a dope sample then the 90s guitar just tramples all over it. The song, “Stupid Thing” is simply bad. If you want hood Aimee Man Listen to the Magnolia soundtrack, those tracks are magic. Aimee Man at her best. C-

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Thu Sep 23 2021
2

Ehhhh.. I don't hate it I guess..

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Thu Oct 21 2021
2

Its fine I guess?

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Fri Oct 29 2021
2

Nyt on vahvat ysärivibat! Artisti oli entuudestaan hämärästi nimeltä tuttu, mutta yhtään biisiä en olisi osannut mainita. Kovasti mennään kuitenkin samantyyppisissä äänimaailmoissa kuin esim. Shania Twain ja moni muu aikakauden artisti. Biisit ovat todella peruspoprockia ilman suurempia koukkuja. Epäilemättä sopiva konsepti amerikkalaiseen musiikkimakuun. Periaatteessa ei häiritsevää kuunneltavaa, mutta yleinen tasapaksuus ja kiinnostavien elementtien puute vaivaa levyä. 2,5 joka ei saa nyt armoa.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
2

Artistin nimi oli tuttu ja epäilin olisiko ollut joku Tarantino-soundtrack ja odotin herkkää tulkintaa ja pehmeää ääntä. Olikin kevyttä mimmirokkia jostain Shania Twainin ja Anoukin väliltä. Ei sytyttänyt sitten yhtään. Lopputarkastus paljasti, että Aimee oli tehnyt Magnolia-filmin soundtrackin. Siellä oli niitä hyviä biisejä, tämä nyt arvosteltava levy ei vastannut odotuksia.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
2

Ah

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Wed Dec 01 2021
2

Not something I’d listen to again. Not particularly bad, but nothing that stands out.

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Sun Dec 05 2021
2

mid singer songwriter 2.5

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Fri Dec 10 2021
2

The best part of this album is the opening of Could’ve Been Anyone. Unfortunately, it only lasted about 10 seconds. Objectively, I think Ms. Mann has a good voice, but I just don’t like it. I think there are too many intonation changes.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
2

Didn't make a big impression

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

I really thought I was going to love this, but, honestly, I didn't. None of these songs stand out to me at all. I'm shocked. Maybe on another day, I'll like it more. 2/5

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Wed Jan 19 2022
2

Another very fucking generous 2 from yours truly. What a load of shite this album is. Definitely worse out there though.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

Pleasant but not pleasant enough to want to hear it again.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
2

Never heard of it before. Kind of boring.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
2

Another easy listen. Not bad, just also not special. I will probably have forgotten this album before tomorrow. Gonna rate it a 2 as I'm bored and it's definitely less interesting than most of the things I've rated 3+.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

boringggggggg

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Mon Feb 14 2022
2

Ken een nummer van haar, daarom leek me dit leuk. Maar wat een mierzoete toestand!

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Mon Feb 14 2022
2

Hoe braaf! Hoe saai ook.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
2

Beetje saai

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

Eh. Again, not really my thing. She's a fine songwriter, I'm just generally not into the soft 90s rock scene.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
2

Boring, very boring

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Thu Mar 31 2022
2

she has a nice voice, she has other compositions i've enjoyed, but not this one. she had a great cameo on portlandia once too!

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Fri Apr 01 2022
2

Very on the nose 90s rock sound. I can appreciate the story telling and the musicianship but the whole nostalgic guitar sounds for me is very grating

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Wed Apr 13 2022
2

I’m usually a big Aimee Mann fan. But didn't really get into this album. Maybe it was just because it was 1993

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Wed Apr 13 2022
2

This seems so firmly tied to the time in which it was created.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
2

Not for me I think.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

Should've known it'd be mediocre when there were multiple comparisons to Elvis Costello on the Wikipedia page.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

whatever…

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

Vous savez probablement déjà que selon mon barème de notation, les chanteurs ou chanteuses à voix dégueulasse ne peuvent prétendre à une note supérieure à deux sur cinq de ma part. Cet album ne fera pas exception.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Mislim da bi ovo i mojoj mami bilo dosadno. Na "put me on top" vokali zvuče ko kad sam ja strastveno pjevala na mikrofonu s 8 godina

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Wed May 04 2022
2

Tosi perus

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Wed May 04 2022
2

Aika marginaalinen tekele jos mittaa Spotifyn soittokerroilla vuonna 2022. Oli muutama ihan ok biisi, mutta kokonaisuutena huono.

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Thu May 05 2022
2

Ehhh. JUst water down pop.. Does have few good lyrics but damn it's musically it's just boring.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
2

Was ok. If a song came on from the album I wouldn't recognize it or think anything of it.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
2

Very plain, and empty. It's also pretty generic for its time. And I do not like this girl's voice that much. Overall, this album was not easy to listen to.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
2

I moderately enjoyed this. Bit samey.

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Sun Jun 26 2022
2

You said it, sister. Whatever.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
2

It was good for what it aims to be, but I just was not into much of it A couple songs I liked I think

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Fri Jul 01 2022
2

Ditto. Not exceptionally awful but super boring. I can't think of anything on here that stood out at all. I have no idea why this is here. Why is it here?To think of the artists and albums that got snubbed. Take yer 2 and git out

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Pop rock parfois country sur les bords, varié et bien produit, mais rien de mémorable pour moi. Belle voix mais j'avais hâte que ça finisse, très fleur bleue.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Du petit pop rock inoffensif très radio-friendly. Pas tellement mauvais mais juste tellement drabe qu'on se demande pourquoi l'inclure dans un tel palmarès

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Wed Aug 03 2022
2

Meh nothing special about this album and it's kind of boring and bland. Not for me.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
2

Not for me

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Sun Aug 14 2022
2

The album is unnoteworthy. No need to listen. Not really a 2, but I will round up.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
2

Generic 90s pop rock.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
2

Bargain bin Sheryl Crow. Early 90s alt-country-AOR....why?

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

The early pop-country is all too unwelcome and lengthy. There's some above-average material, too, but it's quite buried.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

90's rock. Nicely played and sung, but without any interesting ideas or hooks it's nothing special. And at nearly 53 minutes it overstays its welcome. 2/5

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

Yawn.... I don't hate it but Christ it's boring.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
2

Terrible voice

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Sun Oct 16 2022
2

Music for distilled water enjoyers.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
2

riktigt trist

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Wed Nov 02 2022
2

Eh. Not my cup of tea.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
2

Dull, just felt low effort and completely forgettable

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Wed Nov 23 2022
2

Ok

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Fri Jul 30 2021
1

Mom rock, grocery store music

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Sun Oct 17 2021
1

I did not enjoy this album at all. I was 18 when it was released and exactly in that black-clad, Doc Martens demographic, gleefully listening to all the female rock acts I could get. But this is... You know, it's a favourite with older male rock critics. That's where Whatever exists. It belongs on "Best Album" lists but it doesn't seem to have a place outside that bubble. Maybe fans of the album get a nice nostalgic feeling of the early 90s? For me, it's bland rock that doesn't go anywhere.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
1

una reverenda mierda.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
1

Nahhh not for me

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Thu Nov 04 2021
1

One of the biggest questions: why women with beautiful voices waste their talent for singing songs that are total crap, to say the least.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
1

not for me at all sorry

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Fri Jan 07 2022
1

The lyrics may well be clever, but I can't get over the music and the vocals to appreciate them. Albums like this make me wonder what it is that I can't hear, because I really can't understand why this would be on the list.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
1

I fail to see much that’s unique about this album.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
1

To co dobre nie moze przeciez wiecznie trwac, a ten piekny streak pozytywnie zaskakujacych albumow zakonczylo Whatever od pani Aimee Mann, ciezko znalezc bardziej trafny tytul dla tej plyty niz cokolwiek, bo dokladnie tak sie czlowiek czuje po przesluchaniu tego 51 minutowego, niby cos przesluchal, ale nie wie czego sluchal, bo zarowno wokalnie jak instrumentalnie jest to mialkosc nad mialkosciami, gdy skonczyla sie orginalna traklista plyty i spotifaj zaczal polecac cos whateverowatego, to dopiero po czterech kawalkach zorientowalem sie, ze przeciez to juz ktos inny spiewa, bo jest to rokowy pop najwyzszej proby, ktory ze wzgledu na rocznik plyty, 93, najblizej moglbym polozyc do tworczosci PJ Harvery, ale tym razem sluchalo sie tego jeszcze gorzej, motywami przewodnimi sa typowo babskie uzalania sie nad nieszczesliwa miloscia i tym razem jeszcze odrzuceniem ze strony branzy muzycznej, jakkolwiek by to nie brzmialo tworzac tak popowy album, instrumetalnie nie ma zadnych zaskoczen zostala zebrana banda ludzi ktorzy maja zrobic tlo dla performansu wokalnego pani Aimee, ktora sama rowniez angazuje sie w to granie, glownie na basie, wsrod muzykow sesyjnych wyroznia sie Jon Brion, ktory gra na ponad 20 instrumentach, w tym tak orginalnych jak puste butelki czy optigan, wiec pozytywnie i z humorkiem, bo zatrudnic taka ilosc ludzi i srodkow zeby stworzyc i wyprodukowac cos co slucha sie samo nie zostawiaja po sobie nic i brzmiacego jak cokolwiek innego jest sztuka iscie popularna

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Thu Mar 31 2022
1

On se fait chier là dis donc !

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Thu Apr 28 2022
1

Meh. this is just early 90s soundtrack filler.

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Sun May 01 2022
1

This is dull as ditchwater. Straight up did not enjoy.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
1

I’m on track 5 of 12 and I can barely go one. I will finish, because I refuse to let Aimee Mann win this. My god, what was it about the nineties and white, insipid voices that can’t hold a note/sing in tune, and let’s not even start on the lyrics. How on god’s earth did this album get on this list.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
1

What?

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Thu Jul 21 2022
1

Alanis Morisette Wish Version. In this case : Canadian can do it, but better !

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Thu Jul 21 2022
1

This sounds like Alanis Morissette, but without personnality. Whatever.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
1

Whatever indeed

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