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Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head (2005) [Original U.S. Hungry Mouse 2 Disc Version]

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Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head (2005) [Original U.S. Hungry Mouse 2 Disc Version]

Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head (2005) [Original U.S. Hungry Mouse 2 Disc Version]
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Pretty Little Head is the second album by singer Nellie McKay. It was released October 31, 2006, on Nellie's own Hungry Mouse label. Initial reports indicated that the album would be released on the Internet in January, with a possible conventional release in February; however, this did not end up being the case. Speculation existed that the album's release would be timed to coincide with the start of The Threepenny Opera which McKay began starring in on Broadway in April, but this did not take place either.

It features duets with Cyndi Lauper ("Beecharmer") and k.d. lang ("We Had It Right"). Other songs include "Columbia Is Bleeding", "Cupcake" ("…about gay marriage…"), and "The Big One" ("…about a tenant's rights activist…").

Pretty Little Head was originally set to be released October 18, 2005. The release date was subsequently delayed until December 27, 2005 and finally January 3, 2006.

However, McKay announced on December 19, 2005, that she had left Columbia/Sony Records after a dispute over the length of the upcoming album. Just over two weeks following this announcement, a New York Times article surfaced stating McKay said she had been dropped by Columbia Records.

The album was being marketed and manufactured on the SpinArt Records label until the label's bankruptcy in 2007. Pretty Little Head is now being distributed by Sony in its original, 23-track 2-CD version, effectively bringing the album back to Columbia.

Pretty Little Head, the Nellie McKay record that Columbia refused to release in early 2006, is remarkably similar to Get Away from Me, the record it released to wide acclaim in 2003. Like McKay's debut, it's a two-disc album packed with brash wordplay, passionate causes, and a diverting variety of New York music locales, from the Brill Building to Cafe Carlyle to the South Bronx. If it sacrifices some of the humor and precocious flair of her debut in favor of more social criticism, it's still a very entertaining and occasionally beautiful album that allows space for McKay's continuum of emotions, from gleeful to melancholy to furious. Beginning with a cheerleading tribute to gay marriage ("Cupcake"), she deftly interposes songs on activism, romance, and fun – not all of which are identifiable at first blush. A key part of her charm is that few of her activist songs are dour or academic (although a song about food, and titled "Food," is the most delightful song on the record). McKay, who sits in the production chair, sounds as musically astute as her predecessor Geoff Emerick (a large feat), and her band, resourceful and economical, again functions as an excellent vehicle for her eccentric songwriting. As on her debut, no songs are obvious highlights, although they're all good or great. In the bitter relationship song "There You Are in Me," McKay prefaces the title with "Everyone you meet secures a wretched seat within your memory/Wipe their filthy feet upon the yearning of your soul," but sings it with such energy and insistency that it doesn't sound maudlin or depressing. "The Big One" may make commercialism sound as terrifying as apocalypse, but "Columbia Is Bleeding" (about allegations of animal cruelty at Columbia University) is a quietly bewitching song quite apart from its subject matter. Although she may not strain for the humor of her first album, she summons a quiet beauty that's new for the elegy "Gladd" (which honors peace activist Gladd Patterson). Pretty Little Head sounds like a record from a woman coming out of girlhood – more confident, more wise about love, and more focused about her concerns, if no less passionate. Reviewed by John Bush allmusic.com

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Track Listing:

01. Cupcake
02. Pink Chandelier
03. There You Are In Me
04. Yodel
05. The Big One
06. G.E.S.
07. I Will Be There
08. The Down Low
09. Long And Lazy River
10. I Am Nothing
11. Beecharmer (Feat. Cydni Lauper)
12. Swept Away

01. Real Life
02. Tipperary
03. Gladd
04. Food
05. We Had It Right (Feat. K.D. Lang)
06. Columbia Is Bleeding
07. Lali Est Paresseux
08. Happy Flower
09. Mama And Me
10. Pounce
11. Old Enough


Album Released: October 31, 2006


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Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head (2005) [Original U.S. Hungry Mouse 2 Disc Version]

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