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Brandy Clark: Big Day in a Small Town

Alfred Soto, Spin, 6 June 2016

A WRITER SINGING HER OWN SONGS isn't necessarily a singer. Brandy Clark made this point clear on 2013's 12 Stories; the title's J.D. Salinger allusion was the tip-off. Neat to the point of stainless, Clark's debut sported the virtues of realist short fiction, filigree by filigree. Making modest points with a modest voice on songs like 'The Day She Got Divorced' and 'Take a Little Pill', Clark was subject and object, behaving and observing.

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