Patty Griffin: Children Running Through (Shock)

 |   |  <1 min read

Patty Griffin: You'll Remember
Patty Griffin: Children Running Through (Shock)

Exceptional. Griffin defies convenient categories: she can convincingly deliver an ethereal ballad, persuasive soul-funk like a Boho Beat, intense country with Emmylou Harris, abrasive and sneering rock which is as vengeful and as score-settling about a former lover as Dylan's Positively 4th Street . . .

And those are just the first four songs on this five-star collection which puts most other singers on notice that their fan-base is under serious threat.

Griffin also writes some of the most adult lyrics around and spares neither herself nor her audience. She doesn't compromise her integrity nor underestimate her listeners.

If you hear no other album this month try to accept the challenges and beautiful songs she offers here.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music at Elsewhere articles index

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2015; THE EDITOR'S CHOICES

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2015; THE EDITOR'S CHOICES

As always, our selection of the Best of Elsewhere begins with qualifications: We didn't hear everything released this year (Didn't even try. Would you?) and so missed some which will be on... > Read more

Seth Haapu: Seth Haapu (Sony)

Seth Haapu: Seth Haapu (Sony)

Although this suffers a little, but only a very little, from the showcasing which often attends any debut -- and has one of those now customary intro tracks which seem de rigueur on hip-hop albums,... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . MARNI NIXON: The voice of the famous faces

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . MARNI NIXON: The voice of the famous faces

When the American singer Marni Nixon died in July 2016, her passing was barely noted in the music press. Major newspapers like the New York Times weighed in with obituaries, but the silence from... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Chris Dent aka Albi (of Albi and the Wolves)

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Chris Dent aka Albi (of Albi and the Wolves)

With their debut album One Eye Open of 2016 – which won praise at Elsewhere and them the award for Folk Artist of the Year in 2018 – the hard working trio of Albi and the Wolves brought... > Read more