The Anti-Hit List for April 21
The Toronto Star – April 21, 2007
1. OH SUSANNA
Like the rest of her fourth full-length, this moving lead-off ["Pretty Face"] track serves the larger function of bringing the stylistic wanderings of her previous releases sharply into focus. Suddenly, the stark acoustic blues of her debut EP, the dreamy pop, and the band-driven rock that followed all seem to have been heading toward this point: a lightly burnished naturalness that perfectly reflects the material rather than underplaying it or tugging too hard at its corners. Part of that can be chalked up to the co-production by Blue Rodeo’s Bazil Donovan. A bigger part is Suzie Ungerleider’s willingness to have taken the winding journey to get from there to here.
(From Short Stories, out May 1)