Maybe, Yes If you like Diana Krall but wish she were, you know, grungier, Mandell's your girl. L.A.'s indie-rock queen follows 2003's country CD with a charming… Maybe, Yes If you like Diana Krall but wish she were, you know, grungier, Mandell's your girl. L.A.'s indie-rock queen follows 2003's country CD with a charming… Eleni Mandell
Music Review

Maybe, Yes (Spring 2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Eleni Mandell

If you like Diana Krall but wish she were, you know, grungier, Mandell's your girl. L.A.'s indie-rock queen follows 2003's country CD with a charming leap -- the length of a six-song EP -- into vocal jazz. Key aptitude test: Only a credit check establishes that witty original ''Better When You're Near'' doesn't carbon-date to the same era as set-closer ''I'm Through With Love.''

Originally posted Feb 20, 2004 Published in issue #752 Feb 20, 2004 Order article reprints