La Vita Nuova

Maria McKee - La Vita Nuova
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Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #210 / 492
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Based on 24 ratings
Liked by 2 people
March 13, 2020 / Release Date
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American Fire / Label
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JohnLouisHoward
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Nietzsche said "some men are born posthumously" so maybe some artists can be born "post-careerly". Lone Justice seems like a century ago, and years after a slew of uneven and often indifferent albums (with the landmark exception of the song "Life is Sweet"), one of the great voices of pop music history has returned. given her past output, I don't know where inside her these songs came from but there are 14 of them and they are almost uniformly amazing. her voice is ... read more
currentjoyys
92
FAVORITE TRACK: Courage

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Page of Cups

I had written a super long review for this but I accidentally deleted it like a stupid bitch so just know this is really good and Maria McKee's voice is fucking incredible. She has a broadway-like bravado that is the central point of this record and really every song. The songs are beautiful story-based tracks that are so descriptive and filled with wonder. McKee's writing is also incredible on this
geidiprimes
89
Maria McKee returns after nearly 13 years (!!!) with an exceptional, emotional and beautiful record that is surely her best to date. legendary status
NTTR
71
Genre: Songer-Singwriter
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 71% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 55th / 351

Highlight: La Vita Nuova

Made me think of:
Tori Amos
Belle and Sebastian
Véronique Sanson
An Pierlé
Kate Bush
Alison Krauss
Vanessa Williams
Anne Sylvestre
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Track List

  1. Effigy of Salt
  2. Page of Cups
  3. Let Me Forget
  4. I Should Have Looked Away
  5. Right Down to the Heart of London
  6. La Vita Nuova
  7. Little Beast
  8. Courage
  9. Ceann Bró
  10. The Last Boy
  11. I Never Asked
  12. Just Want to Know If You're Alright
  13. Weatherspace
  14. However Worn
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Added on: October 31, 2019