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Mary Timony

Mary Timony: Ex HexEx Hex (2005)
Lookout Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. Simple words for a complex album that works like an undertow, dragging the listener into a confusing and beautiful world where words float like spirits and complex melodies make your soul shiver. Former Helium front-liner Mary Timo.
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Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. Simple words for a complex album that works like an undertow, dragging the listener into a confusing and beautiful world where words float like spirits and complex melodies make your soul shiver.

Former Helium front-liner Mary Timony returns with Ex Hex, her third solo record. The eleven tracks are built around a foundation of guitar and percussion. The real draw is the strong and smoky qualities of Timony's voice. During the early 1990's she fronted Autoclave, a girl-punk quartet, and her roots are definitely showing. Subject matter matches the vocal delivery on this album; it is intensely personal, and lyrics are reminicent of angry graffitti scrawled in a bar bathroom or in a secret diary.

Every element of this CD is unique and experimental in a good way. The piano and percussion makes "In the Grass" unforgettable and delivery and instrumentation makes "Return to Pirates" quickly addictive. Other standout hits are "9x3" and the aggressive and melodic "Harmony."

Instantly unique yet approachable.

 

 
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joeg (April 14, 2006)

got this late but wow, this is a fantastic record. it's got a little bit of everything like the review suggests. i'd love to see this live.

Inspection12e (May 17, 2005)

Holy shit it is Lemmiwinks!!!

Anonymous (May 16, 2005)

Lookout sucks these days.

Anchors (May 14, 2005)

It's Lemmiwinks!

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

I dated her cousin! Seriously, one craaaazy family.

Inspection12e (May 13, 2005)

I thought this cd was rather boring.

Anonymous (May 13, 2005)

why doesn't lookout just start a new label?

ubershep (May 13, 2005)

i like, but still qutie odd to see her attached to lookout

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