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Tuesday
Jul242007

EMILY HAINES & THE SOFT SKELETON - What Is Free To A Good Home? EP

hainese-what%20is%20free.jpgEmily Haines' appeal has always stemmed from a generous combination of beauty and brains, but unlike her role in Metric, her solo material rests more firmly on the cerebral. This EP is a companion to last year's elegant Knives Don't Have Your Back and it's anything but a throwaway. The spirit of Haines' famous father (poet/writer Paul) permeates this music, but Emily intuitively knows how to keep proper distance, even when setting one of his poems to music ("Sprig"). In touch with her lineage but in pursuit of her own ends, this is a subtle expansion of an already strong record. 

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all i have to say is wow. i thought that the pinnacle of emily haines' music was "knives don't have your back", but then she comes out with the companion piece ep, and it's just as good. a great deal for what you're getting, seeing as the material is just amazing.

August 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterindiehead

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