Who's Got Trouble (2005) Iconoclastic song-stress Ambrosia Parsley — known to Air America Radio listeners for her pithy "Ambrosia Sings the News" segments — and her nimble combo return… 2005-01-11 Shivaree
Music Review

Who's Got Trouble (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 11, 2005; Lead Performance: Shivaree

Iconoclastic song-stress Ambrosia Parsley — known to Air America Radio listeners for her pithy ''Ambrosia Sings the News'' segments — and her nimble combo return from a spell in the music-biz wilderness with Who's Got Trouble?, an intimate, quietly dazzling gem. Parsley's impish, barbed voice conveys innocent wonder and worldly insight, a balance that's perfectly suited to her lyrics' plaintive melancholy and sly wit. And her bandmates'arrangements artfully mix cabaret spaciousness and modernist frills, with engaging results.

Originally posted Dec 20, 2004 Published in issue #798 Dec 24, 2004 Order article reprints