May 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Frances England – Paths We Have Worn

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Frances England
Paths We Have Worn
Self-Released
Street: 05.16
Frances England = Rachel Yamagata + Maria Taylor
 
I can see it now: Visions of mommies on Pinterest from all over the blogosphere will pin a picture of this “indie-rocker” girl with all sorts of hashtags littering the title: #cute #seriouslyadorable #indiemusic #fashion! The title track is a prime example of this vision, as I imagine England with her guitar, wearing a flower dress, in a preschool classroom teaching kids how to sing along with her: “I could be a quiet moment, and you could be a leaf on a tree …” Gag me. I’d rather listen to my nephew’s Barney sing-along book than any more of this cutesy folk stuff. –Brinley Froelich

 

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