Sunday, 17 July 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK #20: Thea Gilmore - "Mainstream"

Everyone who’s heard Thea Gilmore keeps wondering what’s wrong why the world doesn't recognize such a bright and obvious talent. Thea Gilmore is a brilliant singer-songwriter who must appeal to fans of Aimee Mann (similar vocals, I guess) or, say, Neko Case – only Thea Gilmore comes with a significant British folk twist. She writes consistently wonderful pop songs that have enough roughness, guts and edge never to sound bland or threaten the charts.  

Well, so when will the world care? You might want to hear her biting, blistering “Mainstream” (from Avalanche (2006), arguably her best album) to get an answer to that.

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