Edie Brickell and New Bohemians: Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars (Geffen) ***
Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 1 December 1988
"I'm not aware of too many things/I know what I know if you know what I mean/Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box/Religion is the smile on a dog." Edie Brickell tackles all the big questions in a little-girl-lost soprano similar to that of Victoria Williams, who made last year's quirky Happy Come Home; then again, Brickell can also evoke the knowing hipster rap of Rickie Lee Jones. Diaphanous jazz-folk stylings complete the picture.
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