23 December 2006

Diane Cluck

1 of 2 guest posts from Manchester's Slow Joe

Diane Cluck - Countless Times (Important Records 2006)

Firstly, Diane Cluck's 'Countless Times'. Surprisingly, this album has been recorded in a much more low-tech manner than her debut. Her songs are phenomenally good and somehow seem to glide along that edge of doom and angst without ever being overcome by it. Comparisons are easily drawn to Nina Nastasia and Kristin Hersh's solo career, but I think this holds it's own through the quality of the songwriting and the garage atmosphere. The track I've sent is perhaps not the most reflective of the album style, but it's so gripping and strange, I can't stop playing it.

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