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Sandra McCracken

Gravity | Love [towhee]

October 1, 2006  |  11:59am
Sandra McCracken
Sandra McCracken’s Gravity | Love occupies that female-folk position between more obtuse artists like Megan Reilly and the shiny new rootsy pop you find climbing the country charts. Even if you consider 2004’s Best Laid Plans a palatable ride, there are no sonic difficulties hindering her latest album from making a commercial impact. A songwriter’s songwriter, McCracken doesn’t feel the need to personally grace her album covers, nods to her religious faith in subtle lyrical turns, and proves she’s capable of creating Americana to rival recent outings from Tom Petty or The Jayhawks, especially on “Gravity,” “Traincar” and “Portadown Station”—the songs anchoring her new album. 
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