Learn To Sing Like A Star
Label: Yep Roc Records
Former Throwing Muse and current solo big shot Kristin Hersh sounds like an indie rock Marianne Faithfull on her 2007 offering, delivering pinpoint lyrics with a scratched-up, weary voice. "Getting up is what hurts," from "Day Glow," says it all. The tempos are lumbering and depressed, with uniformly excellent string arrangements. Even folks who've been ignoring Hersh and her rep for years will want to check out Learn To Sing Like a Star. The careening waltz that opens the album is enough to make anyone a believer.