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Mental Illness

Aimee Mann

Mental Illness

Ninth album from the Richmond, Virgina rock singer-songwriter

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  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Silky earworms of the highest order, with Mann admirably making solitude and sadness entities that should be inhabited instead of spurned
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Mental Illness lays its hurt and sadness out so effectively that it’s hard to completely accept it as pure fiction
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    As elegantly dark as a wrought iron gate. Print edition only

  4. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    As in good short stories, every element in her songs works to support a single theme
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  5. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    This is not a flash album, there are no virtuoso flourishes by any of the players. Every note has been carefully positioned to frame her voice in a sympathetic and supportive way and recorded simply and elegantly
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    It's no maudlin affair, because of its insistent melodies and deft lyrics. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Becomes something of a balm for troubled times; it's an album that finds reassurance within the darkest corners
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  8. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    One of Mann's most ravishing and affecting hymns to solitude
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A compelling consistency of mood makes Metal Illness easy to get lost in
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The music adds a gentle beauty to the proceedings, sometimes in contrast to the heaviness of what Mann sings about
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  11. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Mental Illness is Aimee Mann’s quintessential statement, tempering the discord of life with elegant chamber folk. Mann fills her songs with ordinary people struggling against operatic levels of pain
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  12. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    Mann embraces the sadness of her music
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  13. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    If there’s ever been any doubt as to Mann’s poetic sensibilities, let them be laid to rest
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  14. 6.0 |   State

    Eminently listenable and proves that there is always room for downbeat folk in your collection
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  15. 5.5 |   Under The Radar

    Remains more of the same, never quite hitting any peaks, and never missing a step either
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