Jane Siberry

The Speckless Sky

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If "Mimi on the Beach" brought Jane Siberry some critical and commercial attention, "One More Colour" solidified it, with a more radio-friendly sound than before. Elsewhere on The Speckless Sky, Siberry refines the complex, arty soundscape work started on the previous album ("Vladimir Vladimir"), indulges in more surreal pop ("Map of the World (Part II)"), and tosses in an achingly beautiful straightforward song of love and loss ("The Taxi Ride"). Siberry's lyrics are often unencumbered by reality (think Laurie Anderson on hallucinogens), but the top-notch musicianship on the album helps Siberry keep at least one foot on the ground.

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