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Life on a String

Laurie AndersonAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Calling Laurie Anderson “the most important multimedia artist of our time,” The Los Angeles Times recently noted the “rare, profound maturity” of her latest songs. Thirty years into her recording career—in which she has simultaneously remained busy as a visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker and internationally touring live performer—she has ... Read more in Amazon's Laurie Anderson Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 21, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000050K9A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

A new Laurie Anderson album is usually a thing to welcome. Often less a performance artist than point person for global-village storytelling--as on 1995's The Ugly One with the Jewels--she's also demonstrated a high level of musical savvy. Life on a String's meld of Biblical references, New York wanderings, world rhythms, and chamber music doesn't cohere like it should, though. Caught between bemusement and empathy, Anderson's knack for nailing oddball details can lift her work beyond mere wit, but not here. On "Dark Angel," she damns consumerism with lines that would've been laughable even at the outset of her career in the '70s: "Look at all the things I bought / I'm feeling kind of lost." Her quoting "I'm a Little Teapot" on "One Beautiful Evening" sounds like self-parody, or the result of a lost dare with another artsy type. And is the observation that it's a small world but she wouldn't want to paint it supposed to sound fresh? For true Anderson wigginess and smarts, try Ugly One, or for that matter, her classic debut, Big Science. --Rickey Wright

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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 21-AUG-2001