Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Emily's D+Evolution [Concord, 2016] ***

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Emily's D+Evolution [Concord, 2016]
At her best here, she sounds like what I think she's aiming for, which is the Joni Mitchell who so wanted to be a jazzbo--not the lyricist prime Mitchell was, obviously, but hey, neither is Mitchell. ("Good Lava," "Ebony and Ivy") ***