Album review

Jennifer Terran - The Musician

First released in America two years ago, the third album from the independently-minded pianist-songwriter Jennifer Terran is a conceptual exercise in which the musician of the title is a tortured character called Mad Magdaline who liberates herself and ends up killing the corporate suits—metaphorically or not—who are messing with her art.

Although the character is fictitious, it's clear the songs are deeply personal. Haunting and intense, she sounds like a rawer version of Tori Amos. But Terran possesses a uniquely fierce and uncompromising voice.

Rating: 3 / 10


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