Have One on Me Three discs of Joanna Newsom's harp-assisted poetry might daunt even some of her fans, let alone her detractors. Yet Have One on Me , this… Have One on Me Three discs of Joanna Newsom's harp-assisted poetry might daunt even some of her fans, let alone her detractors. Yet Have One on Me , this… 2010-02-23 Joanna Newsom Folk
Music Review

Have One on Me (2010)

Joanna Newsom, Have One on Me | HAVE ONE ON HER Joanna Newsom
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HAVE ONE ON HER Joanna Newsom
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 23, 2010; Lead Performance: Joanna Newsom; Genre: Folk

Three discs of Joanna Newsom's harp-assisted poetry might daunt even some of her fans, let alone her detractors. Yet Have One on Me, this two-hour-plus triple album isn't as 
overwhelming as it might 
initially appear. While Newsom remains the most intricate lyricist currently working 
outside of rap, her melodies have become cleaner, her 
arrangements less mannered, and her singing more 
straightforwardly heartfelt. Rich rewards await those patient enough to hear her out. A–

Download These:
Tangled, 11-minute Have One on Me at last.fm
Sweet lullaby Esme at last.fm

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Originally posted Feb 17, 2010 Published in issue #1091 Feb 26, 2010 Order article reprints
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