Sook-Yin Lee

Wigs 'n' Guns

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Lee's second solo album is immediately more accessible than her first, Lavinia's Tongue, dispensing with much of the wonky instrumentation that made the first album so challenging. The more conventional focus actually brings Wigs 'n' Guns into sonic territory more in the neighborhood of her former band, Bob's Your Uncle. Closer to the end of the album, she gets more experimental again, though she's lyrically direct throughout. Comic book fans should take special note, as both Joe Matt and Lee's partner Chester Brown appear as both lyricists and musicians on the album, in addition to Brown's contribution of cover art. This was the last of Lee's recorded output for some time, as she devoted her energies towards her television career.

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