Album Review: Hating Baby by Mollie Baxter

Album Name: Hating Baby
Artist: Mollie Baxter
Year/Label: 2001 / Strangebird Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

At first listen, I thought this CD is a peaceful one. Nice to have on in the background. Granted I was at work at the time and I couldn’t have the music too terribly loud. But my ears really perked up when I heard the song “Tissue Paper Flowers”.

Upon second listen, the songs started to grab me more. Her music has a sense of 60s Brit pop/folk (well she is from England). The songs have very nice melodies and the whole CD has a light, springtime feel to it. It could be described as folk I suppose, but not the crunchy-granola type. It has more of a sophisticated pop sense.

“Tissue Paper Flowers” remains my favorite and the whole CD is great, but there are a few other tracks I particularly liked.

“Nose Against the Glass” is a nice (though short) a capella piece which really shows off Mollie’s voice. “Rock the Ginger Slow” has an interesting guitar line and nice melody and “Lullaby” is a solid folk song.

Mollie has a voice that I would describe as cute. Not cutesy, but sweet and almost childish.

If you’d like Belle and Sebastian mixed with folk you should check out Mollie Baxter.

Posted on April 24, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Bits of White
2. Pandora
3. Tarocchi Moon
4. Rock the Ginger Slow
5. 26th June
6. Nose Against the Glass
7. Tonight I’m Fighting
8. Shaylee
9. 4 O’Clock
10. Flecting
11. Lullaby
12. Weatherman
13. Tissue Paper Flowers

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