Cover image for Motherland
Title:
Motherland
Author:
Merchant, Natalie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Elektra, pc2001.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Lyrics laid in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
This house is on fire (4:42) -- Motherland (4:44) -- Saint Judas (5:44) -- Put the law on you (5:01) -- Build a levee (4:46) -- Golden boy (:10) -- Henry Darger (4:24) -- The worst thing (5:46) -- Tell yourself (5:14) -- Just can't last (4:31) -- Not in this life (5:22) -- I'm not gonna beg (3:40).
UPC:
075596272124
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Teaming up with T-Bone Burnett was a good, healthy move for Natalie Merchant. She had begun to sink into vaguely tuneless singer/songwriterisms with her second solo album, Ophelia, and the sag in artistic quality was notable -- which may have been why she bought time with a live album in 1999. Burnett helps restore some musical backbone to her music on Motherland, even if the record is hardly a gritty affair (apart from Merchant's voice, which seems to have deepened and grown tougher since the last time out). Still, there's some character within the sound -- atmospheric, blues post-folk-rock, music that breathes -- not nearly as precious as Tigerlily or any of the 10,000 Maniacs' records, for that matter, while retaining Merchant's signature sound. Upon first listen, none of the songs announce themselves, yet it all sticks together, and repeated plays reveal Motherland as a subtle grower that will satisfy her large cult. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine