Linger (2004) Harry Chapin's daughter inherited the songwriting gift. But where Dad crafted short stories, Jen shares interior monologues, essaying common themes with uncommon wit and sweetly… 2004-02-24 Jen Chapin
Music Review

Linger (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 24, 2004; Lead Performance: Jen Chapin

Harry Chapin's daughter inherited the songwriting gift. But where Dad crafted short stories, Jen shares interior monologues, essaying common themes with uncommon wit and sweetly supple singing. And her band swings along with her mood: Big bass and hand percussion rumble beneath the lustful desire of ''Me Be Me''; a tacky drum-machine rumba lightens the polemics of ''Passive People.'' Makes you want to, well, linger.

Originally posted Mar 05, 2004 Published in issue #754 Mar 05, 2004 Order article reprints