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Hersh, Kristin / Grotto, the
Album:Grotto, the Collection:General
Artist:Hersh, Kristin Added:Apr 2003
Label:Beggars Banquet 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-05-12 Pull Date:2003-07-14 
Week Ending:Jul 20Jun 22Jun 15Jun 1May 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 12, 2009:Music Casserole
Vitamins V
4.Oct 24, 2003:the discovery channel
Arnica Montana
2.Sep 13, 2006:Anywhere Out of the World
Snake Oil, Snake Oil
5.Jul 14, 2003:Radio Red Well
3.Mar 02, 2004:Meat Man Whistle Punching Sex Contest
Sno Cat
6.Jun 18, 2003:Fine Tuning Utopia
Deep Wilson

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-05-01 
Somber, frequently beautiful songs on acoustic guitar and voice, with occasional accompaniment.
Lyrics range from abstract phrases to slice-of-life observations and Hersh's voice here is a bit gruff but always committed. All are good - really! - but my faves are:

2. Violin backing lends sweetness
3. Blues progressions
6. Dry, forlorn slide sets a stately tempo
7. Beautiful buildup to majestic climax ? well, as majestic as acoustic guitars get
8. "That baby's so simian / I guess we never evolved completely / You can see it in me" - brilliant;
violin and piano and guitar build up to a rocking finish

Track Listing
1.Sno Cat 6.Silver Sun
2.Deep Wilson 7.Vitamins V
3.Snake Oil 8.Arnica Montana
4.Vanishing Twin 9.Milk Street
5.Srb 10.Ether