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When is the last time you picked up a brand new album and listened to it from start to finish (and back to the start again), the way it was intended to be heard? Today, you’ll want to do it again, with Jenny Owen Youngs' Transmitter Failure due May 26.

Following fresh in the tracks of her 2007 debut Batten the Hatches (which earned Youngs a record deal with Nettwerk and a song ... Read more in Amazon's Jenny Owen Youngs Store

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  • Audio CD (September 6, 2005)
  • Label: sauropod
  • ASIN: B000CA7WD6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,632 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Porchrail
2. From Here
3. Fuck Was I
4. Lightning Rod
5. Voice on Tape
6. P.S.
7. Bricks
8. Woodcut
9. Coyote
10. Keys Out Lights On
11. Woodcut [The Age of Rockets Remix]
12. F-ck Was I [Child-Friendly Radio Edit]

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She's got amazing lyrics, really good music, a wonderful voice.
Alyssa
If you like the female singer/songwriter genre, I highly recommend this CD, and am actually listening to it again as I am typing this.
BCP
Let me start by saying that I usually listen to punk or other music that is fast with a lot of energy.
Scarlett Brontë

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By writegrrrl on April 13, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This album is all of that and more. Jenny Owen Youngs writes a mean lyric, has a coolly deceptive voice - it lulls you in and then wham! Hits you over the head like a pop song baseball bat. Love it. "Voice on Tape" and "F**K, I Was" are just awesome. RIYL Cat Power, Mary Lou Lord, Beth Orton.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jorge N. Gutierrez on May 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This Cd was not what I expected! I went to a show in San Fransisco with my girlfriend, and the whole way there I was telling myself to arrive with an open mind. I'm not really a big fan of female singers, but any live music is better than nothing at all. I was blown away by her live performance. I bought the Cd a few weeks later, and I was impressed, not only by her skills but by her song writing abilities. There are a lot of big winners on this CD. BUY IT!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Bookbinder on August 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album grows softly and slowly in your heart. Jenny Owen Youngs has a florid Folk jazz style with her own unique mellow voice. She has noticable musical depth and talent. She is another promising graduate of SUNY Purchase(e.g. Regina Spektor) to hit the alternative folk scene.

Just as Regina is becoming well known I see Jenny also making it bigtime.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BCP on May 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Honestly, I had not heard of Jenny until I found out she would be warming up for Vienna Teng at the Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco a couple of days ago. I listened to a few cuts on the web and it grabbed me quickly, so I bought the CD a few weeks before the show. I listened to the CD in my bedroom at least a half-dozen times and loved every single listen. At the show, she was every bit as good as on the CD, and with a great sense of humor. If you like the female singer/songwriter genre, I highly recommend this CD, and am actually listening to it again as I am typing this. And, should you have the opportunity to see her live, I highly recommend you take it. You won' be disappointed.
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By Scarlett Brontë on February 16, 2008
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying that I usually listen to punk or other music that is fast with a lot of energy. This is not the genre of music that I usually listen to, but I like it.

I recently lost someone close to me, and the mood of a few songs fit what I was feeling. I bought the CD, figuring I'd listen to it while I got really drunk, and then retire it to the cabinet of forgotten music.

The more that I listen to it, the more I like it. I like the honesty of the lyrics. I can appreciate feeling awkward and unsure; making mistakes and sometimes caring, sometimes not; wanting to be loved. It's all stuff that I relate to.

In Drinking Song she sings, "I don't know what's wrong with me, but I wish that it were something else". It's that kind of sentiment that I appreciate, or the lyrics in F*** Was I, "If we weren't such good friends, I think that I'd hate you. If we weren't such good friends, I'd wish you were dead."

She is a cynical poet. I like that she plays guitar. I hope that she stays honest and writes music that she believes in. It's what sets her apart from the over-produced crap that I've heard from other young female song writers.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alyssa on April 11, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I love this album. (And this artist.) She's got amazing lyrics, really good music, a wonderful voice. She's got a really good blend of a singer-songwriter, airy feel and a really fierce edge. What's not to love?

"Love grows in me like a tumor

a parasite bent on devouring its host

I'm developing my sense of humor

'til I can laught at my heart between your teeth

'til I can laught at my face beneath your feet."

Can't argue with that kind of poetic cynicism, now can you? I HIGHLY recommend Jenny Owen Youngs. I can't imagine there's anyone out there this stuff wouldn't resonate with at least a little.
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