Album Review: Here Comes Spring by Mick Kubiak

Album Name: Here Comes Spring
Artist: Mick Kubiak
Year/Label: 2001 / Secretly Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Mick Kubiak’s debut album is abrasive yet tender. Her raw but sophisticated voice recalls PJ Harvey and the minimal accompaniment suits it fine.

“WWJD” is spare and bluesy with a haunting lyric. “Virgins and Whores” has a great line in “Maybe I’m too good for your own good”. The song itself is a good, cutting observation on female roles.

“Atalanta Revisited” is a fraught tale of patricide that would make Patti Smith proud.

By contrast “Holy Holy” is a sweet love song.

“Here Comes Spring” is an astounding debut by a gifted singer.

Posted on March 29, 2002

Track Listing
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1. Screen
3. Virgins & Whores
4. Atalanta Revised
5. Here Comes Spring
6. Mine
7. Demeter’s Lament
8. Holy Holy
9. Tether
10. Wet and Rain

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