Magnolia - Reprise 1999
Five of Aimee Mann's strongest songs on "Magnolia" are also found on her highly acclaimed album from 2000 "Bachelor No. 2 " and if you have already acquired that album, there is really not so much" new "to pick up on this CD. Most interesting are the fine melodic "Build att Wall" and Mann's version of Harry Nilssons "One". Instrumentals "Nothing is Good Enough" and "Magnolia" are slighly uninteresting while I find the jazzy "Momentum" a little weak,
"Deathly," "Wise Up" and "Save Me" (all repeats of "The Bachelor") are Mann classics with great durability. "You Do" in the lighter department is definitely also a fine and catchy song. The gently rolling end "Driving Sideways" is also quite nice.
But again, having already acquired "Bachelor No. 2 " you should probably be a "all in Mann-fan " to purchase" Magnolia " too; then if you do, you will be awarded "Build att Wall", which to me was the biggest pleasant surprise at first listen.