New York Tendaberry

Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
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September 24, 1969 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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hellodecatur
71
Would have been written off as someone shamelessly indebted to Joni Mitchell with traces of Kate Bush if she hadn't preceded the latter by a good eleven years and beat out the former's golden streak (Ladies of the Canyon onward) by only about a year. Songs are occasionally meandering and border on hippy-ish sloganeering ("Save the Country"), but her music ideas and delivery mostly hold my attention. She's not afraid to muddy up a pretty song ("You Don't Love Me When I Cry") ... read more
95
Hard to categorise, Laura Nyro was like nobody else, a true original, an innovator, an artists artist. Is this avante guard pop? Its a 'difficult' LP only if you lack the patience to uncondition yourself from the usual suspects: those artists that offer easily gratifying music. Nyro is best appreciated if you understand the technicalities of music (she's complex), and by being comfortable with both emotion and the confrontations of life. More 'accessible' is the sublime pop of her predecessor ... read more
lucacdornelles
62
SONGS RANKED:
11. Tom Cat Goodbye
10. Captain for Dark Mornings
9. Captain Saint Lucifer
8. New York Tendaberry
7. Save the Street
6. Gibsom Country
5. Sweet Lovin' Baby
4. Mercy on Broadway
3. Time and Love
2. You Don't Love Me When I Cry
1. The Man Who Sends Me Home
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