Album Review: Skirt by Dear Janes

Album Name: Skirt
Artist: Dear Janes
Year/Label: 2002 / Sore Thumb Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Barbara Marsh and Ginny Clee are the Dear Janes. After the critically acclaimed “No Skin” they were dropped by a major label and came back with this album on their own label.

They still sound lovely and have penned ten emotionally charged songs.

“Drunk on Hallelujahs” is a fine example of their modern folk sound, with sweet vocal harmonies and an able musical backing. “Ship” was written with the great Syd Straw, it’s a slow, hopeful song. The lead vocal is wonderfully expressive. It.s a little like the Indigo Girls.

“Too Much Girl” is a tough, spirited song and “Fix” sweetly chimes “I get a fix out of you”.

“Skinning” is more electronic sounding than anything else on the record and it.s a welcome diversion.

The Dear Janes have returned, make a room for them in your heart and your record collection.

Posted on September 6, 2002

Track Listing
1. Drunk On Hallelujahs
2. Rise And Shine
3. She Was The Dynamite
4. Ship
5. Too Much Girl
6. Fix
7. This Is Hell
8. Damage
9. Skinning
10. Crack My Heart

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