Title - 'Scarred' (Hybrid)
Artist - Johnette Napolitano
As a long time fan of Concrete Blonde, and Napolitano's Pretty & Twisted album, I find this solo effort pretty good. It treads on very dark waters musically and lyrically. One of the best cuts on the albums is "I'm Up Here" a fast musical track with excellent lyrics about God existing up in the heavens while humans suffer below. It's my favorite cut. A great take on Lou Reed's "All Tomorrow's Parties".
The middle of the CD gets slowed down a bit musically and it feels as though it will drag you down in a spiral but Napolitano has an edge lyrically and a smooth, haunting voice that keeps you drawn to them. There's also a cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist" that gets an "A" for Effort but is not one of the better tracks on this CD.
I suggest that if you have been a fan of Napolitano's then you won't be upset with this purchase. If you're a first time buyer looking to explore this artist then you may want to listen to some of the tracks available before you purchase on Amazon and make your decision.
I think she's a solid artist and I'm always on the edge waiting for her next release because I think she truly is a great lyricist and musician whose wit and dark side are reflected in her music.