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Customer Reviews

Good As Ever!

There's plenty of gems on this one!

Love Lori, not the production

Lori McKenna has been my absolute favorite since I discovered Bittertown way back when. There is no one like her. I love her voice, her lyrics, her musicality. She is the best. The production brought this album down a notch. The instrumentation was so similar on every song. It feels like none of the songs were allowed to soar. No intricate guitar, no piano, no variety. I love that she didn't get vocally airbrushed like Unglamourous, but it seems like this album didn't get to travel the peaks and valleys that Numbered Doors and Massachusetts did. I know the producer is a big deal, but something was lost here.

A Masterpiece!!!

This album is flawless. The songwriting, vocals, production...all of it. Doesn't get any better. So grateful to be able to listen to these songs!


Born: December 22, 1968 in Stoughton, MA

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

By the time her songwriting career took off in 2005, Boston native Lori McKenna had already released four strong independent albums of her own. McKenna was raised in a musical family and wrote her first songs as a teenager, though it wasn't until her late twenties that she began performing on Boston's folk circuit. After releasing her debut, Paper Wings and Halo, in 2000, she signed with indie Signature Sounds and released three more albums over the next four years, including 2004's acclaimed Bittertown....
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