Like the equally eccentric Tori Amos, Lil Haydn is an alternative singer-songwriter/violinist whose abstract pop/rock can be difficult to absorb but is ultimately quite rewarding. Radically uncompromising, Lily combines a pop/rock foundation with classical overtones (Haydn is classically trained), as well as elements of everything from urban contemporary and hip-hop to Middle Eastern and Mediterrean music. Uniting all of these elements into a cohesive whole may seem like a difficult task, but Haydn pulls it off with great artistic success. Many listeners will find "Someday," "Daddy," "Faithful One" and other offerings to be less than accessible, but those who accept Haydn on her own terms will realize just how much she has to offer. This is a CD that reveals more and more of its richness with each listen.
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AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson