Masts of Manhatta Its title cribbed from Walt Whitman, Masts of Manhatta finds Tracy Bonham describing a quieter, more grown-up life, one she and her hubby split between… Masts of Manhatta Its title cribbed from Walt Whitman, Masts of Manhatta finds Tracy Bonham describing a quieter, more grown-up life, one she and her hubby split between… 2010-07-13 Tracy Bonham Rock
Music Review

Masts of Manhatta (2010)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 13, 2010; Lead Performance: Tracy Bonham; Genre: Rock

Its title cribbed from Walt Whitman, Masts of Manhatta finds Tracy Bonham describing a quieter, more grown-up life, one she and her hubby split between Brooklyn and Woodstock. ''I hear a young sparrow,'' she sings. ''Oh, it's your ringtone.'' The music straddles that urban/rural divide with tasty jazz-roots arrangements by Beck's ex-guitarist Smokey Hormel. But it's Bonham's wryly literate lyrics that bring you along for the ride. B+

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Originally posted Jul 21, 2010 Published in issue #1114 Aug 06, 2010 Order article reprints
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