Sunday, February 19, 2012

Emmy The Great "First Love" (2009)

It's funny how the poles of genre classification shift.  As rock has become less traditional in its structure, the thinking of what is "folk" has changed in response.  This record, to my ears, is a rock record.  Sure, it's full of seemingly confessional songs.  Sure there are acoustic guitars.  But the structure & the sonics of the record sound more like a rock record than anything I think of as folk.

Given the nature of the project itself, clearly I'm not the best audience.  I'm not a young woman, & I think that Emmy's songs would resonate much more strongly with someone who can empathize with her.

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