Aimee Mann Goes Mental

Mental Illness never sounded so haunted and melodic

BY: Michael Perris

The most engrossing work from Aimee Mann in years is full of tuneful, disillusioned songs as she delivers her barest collection yet. Clever and imagery rich lyrics continually paint pictures of an overworked mind that is constantly in a state of worry and used to disappointments. The acoustic guitar is incredible and the back up vocals answer perfectly. There are strings, bass and percussion and even an occasional piano tugging at your heart. We have always loved Aimee Mann but this album is a full album with great lyrical and lyric complexity and the rich sounds of her mood. Brilliant.