Pretty Little Head Late last year, Columbia Records showed this subversive songwriter the door after she reportedly refused to trim down the 23 tracks she'd submitted as her… Pretty Little Head Late last year, Columbia Records showed this subversive songwriter the door after she reportedly refused to trim down the 23 tracks she'd submitted as her… 2006-10-31 Nellie McKay Pop
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Pretty Little Head (2006)

Nellie McKay | GO, NELLIE McKay's decision to stick to her guns and release a two-disc version of Pretty Little Head proves wise
Image credit: Nellie McKay: Amy T. Zielinski
GO, NELLIE McKay's decision to stick to her guns and release a two-disc version of Pretty Little Head proves wise
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Lead Performance: Nellie McKay; Genre: Pop

Late last year, Columbia Records showed this subversive songwriter the door after she reportedly refused to trim down the 23 tracks she'd submitted as her second CD. Their loss, our gain: Pretty Little Head, released at last on Nellie McKay's own label, has enough provocative ideas and appealing melodies for three. Carried along by her jazzy piano and agile voice, the politically outraged pop songs are more than mere propaganda. Not every moment is essential, but compromise just isn't part of McKay's dazzling, defiant repertoire.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints
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