Label: Sony Music - 88875199892 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Grunge, Acoustic
Misty Miller used to be rather mistier than she is now. Some years back she emerged as a ukulele-toting folkieso wholesome she was charged with tiptoeing through bluebells for the Woodland Trust. Now, like Grimesthe year-old south Londoner wields her own tattoo gun, often on a whim. The Whole Family Is Worried takes the vexed business of being young and female to grungily honest but impeccably tuneful places. Miller deals in the kind of melodies that bring to mind the Americans to whom tunes are second nature — Kim Dealsay, or Jenny Lewis.
The sprightly retro chug of Girlfriend, or the rollicking boom-tish of Taxi Cab remain primed to detonate a festival tent. Funnily enough, Florence Welch used to sound something like this Это Не Надолго · It Wont Be Long - The Beatles - A Taste Of Honey she was a young London scenester.
The Whole Family finds Miller sloughing off the waifishness of her first album and replacing it with a heartbroken sneer. Her best songs are full of bolshy melodrama or sullen despair. Take Next to Youa pout of Girlfriend - Misty Miller - The Whole Family Is Worried pain, in which she outlines how she not only washed her hair for her beloved, she even shaved her legs for him. Happy, meanwhile, continues the list of chores Miller undertakes in the name of love laundry!
The album closes on Best Friend, which regretfully plonks a tombstone on a relationship with a roaring crescendo of guitars and a sing-along chorus. Transmuting raw hurt into nagging melody is no easy feat, even for superficially straightforward music as this, and Miller stands apart from the pack. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Pop and rock The Observer.
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