In Exile Deo Having transcended her early status as Sassy-generation spokesgrrrl, ex -- Blake Baby Hatfield continues to build a distinctive body of idiosyncratic, emotionally nuanced guitar rock.… In Exile Deo Having transcended her early status as Sassy-generation spokesgrrrl, ex -- Blake Baby Hatfield continues to build a distinctive body of idiosyncratic, emotionally nuanced guitar rock.… 2004-05-18 Juliana Hatfield
Music Review

In Exile Deo (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 18, 2004; Lead Performance: Juliana Hatfield

Having transcended her early status as Sassy-generation spokesgrrrl, ex -- Blake Baby Hatfield continues to build a distinctive body of idiosyncratic, emotionally nuanced guitar rock. Her first solo effort in four years compellingly merges her girlish voice and bittersweet melodic sensibility with forthright lyrical insight on such tunes as ''Because We Love You,'' ''Sunshine,'' and the fetching acoustic ''Tomorrow Never Comes.'' With so many female alt-rockers falling back on shock tactics and sloganeering, it's nice to see Hatfield still following her heart.

Originally posted May 21, 2004 Published in issue #766 May 21, 2004 Order article reprints
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