Album review: Mascott

Our rating:

Art Project

Recorded over two years’ worth of weekends, Kendall Jane Meade’s third outing doesn’t sound so much unhurried as it does stretched out on a hammock above a bubbling brook somewhere idyllic. It’s a genial, homemade record redolent of clever folk-popsters such as The Innocence Mission and Essex Green, and this New Yorker and sometime Sparklehorse member couples her sunny demeanour and honeyed voice with the gentle brushstroke of drums, scatty acoustic guitar and heavily whiskered pals on chamber-pop tools jamming into dusk like The Band after a long day. Even Meade’s mildly twee idealism, which means a fistful of her songs are perfect candidates for yoof drama, can’t stop this from shining warmly.

Chris Parkin


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