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Melissa Ferrick
Goodbye Youth
Right On Records

Melissa Ferrick has a long and intriguing career behind her, making independent music. Her new effort sees her approach middle age with spirit and sass. The title song isn't sad, but retains a fiercely positive outlook at life. Ferrick's vocal and her guitar playing are vivacious and tough. "Glycerine" is an intimate and carefully played song with a poetic lyric. Ferrick's guitar playing is superb here. "Hypocrite" is nicely self-depreciating with an unforgettable chorus. Ferrick has a way with these things. "House on Fire" turns up the intensity and is one of the album's strongest songs. Ferrick has made a great album.

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