Sam Phillips’ new set of "stormy, heartaching songs."

Performing Songwriter on Sam Phillips' Don't Do Anything, the album I'm most excited to hear in 2008: While Don't Do Anything retains elements of her early Beatles-inspired baroque pop and her more recent Euro-chanteuse folk, this self-produced (her first without Burnett) album is striking for its uncharacteristically dissonant sonic touches. The distorted guitars and crashing cymbals contrast intriguingly with her fragile, vulnerable vocals, yet they also fit with her lyrics‚ emotional t … [Read more...]


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