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Aimee Mann on Her New Album Mental Illness and String Accompaniments

So is it just me or is Aimee Mann like about sixty (60) now? I mean, you can barely tell. That’s pretty awesome. I loved Til Tuesday when I was in High School and since then have just been so busy with college and law school that I never noticed that Til Tuesday’s singer had done what most brilliant people eventually do, which is to go it on your own.

Aimee Mann’s solo career has been brilliant and fun and funny and now that I have a little time to listen to her new album, Mental Illness, I’m floored by how great it is. Her voice is as beautiful as ever, and so is she, and her writing and composition is just stellar. But don’t listen to me, listen to her.

And String Tracks!! Did I mention the string tracks and how she describes them, even her description is sublime. Not to be confused with the band of the same name, although they’re pretty great too. Being married to a string player has been one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. So, mad respect for anyone who can play and anyone who appreciates them and uses them to enhance their songs and album, such as Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness. Heading to iTunes right now to find it and add it to my collection. 🙂