I’m told that if I’m a fan of 10,000 Maniacs, I should get a hold of Sixpence None the Richer, now re-released to coincide with the success of songs Kiss Me and There She Goes.
Well, I’m going to sound really unsophisticated but I think those two songs are the best thing in this CD. Nothing beats a Christian act covering a song that seems suspiciously like an ode to the joys of heroin (There She Goes). These folks’ band of Christian folk has wonderful lyrics, but gosh, they all sound the same. Jangly guitars, silent drums, and Leigh Nash warbling. After three songs my eyes start to cross. I can’t distinguish any melody, any chorus, and on some songs Leigh Nash sounds as if she’s either suffering from clogged nose or she’s singing with her head under water.
I can’t be having a bad day. I’ve been trying to listen to this Grammy-nominated CD for three months now and still can’t fail to get sleepy somewhere around Track 6. Oh well.