Om Aimee Mann
If you're expecting a '90s dance version of 1985's "Voices Carry" to pop up anywhere in Aimee Mann's repertoire, don't bother. The organic, earthy acoustic trills of Mann's solo sound are a world apart from the synthesized New Wave of 'Til Tuesday, the '80s band with which she initially gained fame. Instead, her songs are quiet, minimalist folk tunes that glisten like acoustic gems, free of embellishments and frills. Near-whispers and softly sung vocals float listlessly, giving a bittersweet edge to Mann's melancholic lyrics. Hers is the sort of music that existed long before Lilith Fair came along and equated folk with tea candles and herbal tea.