Queens Of The Summer Hotel

Aimee Mann

Queens Of The Summer Hotel

Tenth album from the Richmond, Virgina rock singer-songwriter features songs inspired by Girl, Interrupted

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  1. 9.0 |   Albumism

    It’s easy to embrace the album for what it is: an honest, honorable exploration of not just human vulnerability, but also, and importantly, the courage and inner strength that can be summoned to carry on through our darkest times
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Walker's latest is the first step beyond the predilection of her genre
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  3. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    It ranks with the best albums of Mann’s nearly 40-year career. Expressive and emotive, it’s a work that finds delicacy and diligence operating on equal footing
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    The combination of the airiness of the arrangements and the warmth of Mann's performance is wistfully hopeful, turning Queens of the Summer Hotel into a record that soothes and consoles during moments of uncertainty
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Mann's striking vocals, empathetic and emotional, weave through anxiety and depression, crisis and loss. Melodic arrangements abound. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Queens Of The Summer Hotel sees her consolidate her position as an adept songwriter capable of addressing difficult subjects with empathy and beauty
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  7. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    One of America’s best living songwriters pens tracks for a stage adaptation of the acclaimed book, but makes the material her own
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  8. 7.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Mann has created compelling, complex sketches of characters who are more than the cliches of mental illness that so often appear in popular culture. It will be fascinating to see how she brings it all together
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  9. 6.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s a surprising record, and another good example of what makes Mann such an indispensable songwriter, but it’s hard for most of these songs to stand alone – we’re left wondering what’s really going on between these melancholy ruminations
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  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Mann's voice remains exquisite, her lyrics cinematically vivid, often painfully so, but the album possesses a chimerical looseness, a fuzzy aimless drift that is simultaneously haunting and somniferous. Print edition only

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