The first new solo album in five years for Aimee Mann, Mental Illness, signals a welcome new arrival from the beloved singer-songwriter.
If you fell in love with earlier albums like Bachelor No. 2 and the Magnolia soundtrack, the gorgeous melodies and deliberate gait of this return to contemplative form will seem deliciously familiar. A star of MTV in the ‘80s and singer and lyricist for ‘Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann’s tuneful music has evolved in a nuanced way that deeply reflects her life’s journey.
The New York Times proclaimed her “one of the finest songwriters of her generation,” and NPR Music named her “one of the top 10 living songwriters” alongside the likes of Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.