Album Review: Evelyn Evelyn - 'Evelyn Evelyn' (8Ft/Eleven)

Forever indulging her oddball fantasies, Palmer's new offering is no exception

Goth-cabaret artist Amanda Palmer has always been one to indulge her oddball fantasies: working on a Neutral Milk Hotel-inspired high school play, for example. So it’s no surprise that her latest ruse is as one half of conjoined twins with Seattle singer and accordionist Jason Webley. The fictional history for this duo destined for the circus before being rescued, is far more riveting than the dreary musical offerings. From the child-friendly ‘Elephant Elephant’ via country-lite ‘You Only Want Me ’Cause You Want My Sister’ to ’80s power ballad ‘My Space’, they can’t be lifted, not even by cameos from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and, oddly, Frances Bean Cobain.

Tessa Harris
4 / 10

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