Volcano As the lead singer of the '80s hippie-rock band the New Bohemians, Brickell was always sharper than her Birkenstock-babe image let on. Some 15 years… Volcano As the lead singer of the '80s hippie-rock band the New Bohemians, Brickell was always sharper than her Birkenstock-babe image let on. Some 15 years… 2003-10-14 Edie Brickell
Music Review

Volcano (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 14, 2003; Lead Performance: Edie Brickell

As the lead singer of the '80s hippie-rock band the New Bohemians, Brickell was always sharper than her Birkenstock-babe image let on. Some 15 years later, her chirpy voice -- once the quirk that irked -- has matured into a dusky croon. And her songs -- mostly torchy folk-pop about distant lovers and other romantic near misses -- are seductive and slinky, tailor-made to succeed in the current singer-songwriter renaissance. And why shouldn't they?

Originally posted Nov 14, 2003 Published in issue #737 Nov 14, 2003 Order article reprints