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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Deep Cuts From Bloggy's Vault: Modern Rock

Aimee Mann - I'm With Stupid
Aimee Mann's second solo album "I'm with Stupid" was released in 1995. It earned her positive critical reviews for her bittersweet lyrics and rich vocals but record sales were inexplicably weak due to sloppy promotion.

In 1999, Mann and her husband Micheal Penn became friends with film director Paul Thomas Anderson after working together on soundtracks for Anderson's Hard Eight and Boogie Nights movies. Mann earned public recognition when she contributed eight songs for the soundtrack of Anderson's masterpiece of anxiety and existential crisis: Magnolia. According to Wikipedia, Anderson worked from Mann's lyrics to create Maganolia's characters and situations. For their parts, Anderson won an Academy Award while Mann was nominated for a Grammy for her song "Save Me" on the Magnolia ST.

Strong tracks on I'm With Stupid include: "Amateur", "Frankenstein", "You Could Make a Killing" and "That's Just What You Are" which reached number 24 on the Modern Rock charts in 1995.

Aimee Mann - Frankenstein.mp3 (6.2 mb)

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