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Diary Of a Mod Housewife

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Time For Me To Come Down
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Sad Tale
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Beer & Kisses
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20 Questions
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Down Side Of Love
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The Good Girls
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Knapsack
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Just Someone I Had in Mind
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Don't Break The Heart
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That Tone Of Voice
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Didn't I?
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We're Stronger Than That
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 40:11

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A Classic . ..

funoka

Amy rules and the rest of albums here are worth getting too.

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Good writing but can she sing?

billymaci

I think some of the writing on this album is top notch but on some of the tracks she sounds a little off key or out of tune, almost as if this was a guide vocal demo

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Moving, honest and fun

shutterbabe13

I got to see Amy perform this album in Nov. 06 and the material is just as powerful in person. She is a magnetic and personable performer. I am so glad I found this album on eMusic.

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Amy Rigby’s solo debut is a breath of fresh air: in an era dominated by overwrought, angst-ridden female rockers, the wonderfully titled Diary of a Mod Housewife offers deceptively simple songs which cut to the heart of what day-to-day existence is truly like for women in the 1990s. Rigby’s songs are miniature character studies which find the pointed truths locked inside seemingly mundane circumstances: “Knapsack” details a galvanizing crush on the boy who works at the local bookstore, while “Beer and Kisses,” an outstanding duet with John Wesley Harding, distills the sum of married life into the couplet “Get home from work, turn on the light/ Sit on the couch, spend the whole night there.” In addition to her knowing lyrical eye, Rigby is also a terrific composer who synthesizes elements of rock, country, folk and girl group-era pop; melodic and assured, Diary of a Mod Housewife is a remarkable and unique debut. – Jason Ankeny

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