You know I'm up on the times kids, especially with good music, new and old...
I know between bad and good...
Like I know that Nemesis really stinks!
One thing I know for sure is that my darling Nellie Mckay's new CD "Pretty Little Head" is good.
I gave the CD a few listens before I made any decisions about a review.
Then I drank 4 dirty martini's and listened again...It was still good....even better.....
"Pretty Little head" is another ear pleaser from Nellie. She blends many different styles of music, sometimes within the same song, that somehow always seems to work.
I love the blends she hits in "Pink Chandelier". My favorite song is "Cupcake" which is Nellie's gay marraige song and it is light and fresh.
The thing I love about the song is that it has a pop sensibility and a head swaying beat that should get airplay but with the taboo subject may not, sad... Jesus would approve....love it
I also love "Mama and Me" which is written most likely about her relationship with her mother Robin(who is a hoot by the way)...It also reminds me a bit about my love/hate relationship with Sully, that old witch.
I wonder if asking for a suicide pill is something Nellie did as a kid just to get under Robins skin....The point though is that the song makes you think about it and that is what is special about Nellie.
Then there is "Bee Charmer" a duet with Cyndi Lauper, its great and their voices almost seem as one in this song, I love it.
Overall "Pretty Little Head" is a grand album with Nellie coming through with all of her fighting spirit in tune. Every song is special and I am happy that Nellie stood her ground for the full CD release.
When I listen to Nellie's songs I feel like we'll overcome whatever it is that's against us.
She is an original.
Kids, do yourself a favor and download or go buy Nellie's "Pretty Little Head".
It gets 4 out 5 Martini glasses.
Oh Crap, I just broke a glass so now it gets 4 out of 4 martini glasses..... which means it's near perfect!!!