Tails

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Bob Waliszewski

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

“Snow Day” suggests that everyday setbacks can be overcome. On “Hurricane,” a man warns the artist not to turn her heart over to a dangerous, witchy woman. Though not clearly in the context of marriage, “Sandalwood” conveys a romantic hunger in poetic terms akin to the Bible’s Song of Solomon. Several of Loeb’s tunes deal with being separated from the man she loves.

Objectionable Content

A muddled “Garden of Delights” expresses hatred for a lover described as Jesus (“You are my Jesus boy; you’re laying on a bedly cross”).

Summary Advisory

Mostly neutral material. Lots of lyrical obscurity. Fortunately, Loeb’s soul-searching avoids the dark, brooding nihilism embraced by many of her cryptic peers (Live, Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, etc.). Teens could do much worse than this Grammy nominee’s Tails, but an even better option is something by CCM duo Out of the Grey.

Bob Waliszewski
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