A Cheap and Evil Girl, the galvanizing debut from 23-year-old singer/songwriter Bree Sharp, is a smart, fearless mix of folk, rock, and pop. "David Duchovny" is an ode to the famed X-Files star (with its hook-filled tag line "David Duchovny/Why won't you love me?"), and the song earned her attention even before its release as a single. Sharp has long been influenced by singer/songwriters like Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and Patty Griffin, and these influences show on this clever and atmospheric album. Comparable wit, wisdom, and nerve can be found on every track.
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AllMusic Review by Amanda Nusbaum