Scott Schinder
June 13, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

1212

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Barbara Manning
Producers
Matador
genre
Rock

We gave it a B+

Barbara Manning has long been one of indie rock’s undervalued treasures, surveying personal pain with devastating insight and stark melodicism. That’s certainly the case on tunes in 1212 like ”Isn’t Lonely Lovely?” and the unnerving mini-opera ”The Arsonist Story.” Elsewhere, material by such fellow iconoclasts as Richard Thompson and ’50s satirist Tom Lehrer show off Manning’s considerable interpretive gifts. B+

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