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Sarah Jaffe: A Lullaby For Adults
by Alex Cohen
Denton, Texas, native Sarah Jaffe opens “Clementine” — from her album Suburban Nature, which she recorded in an old funeral parlor — with a list that includes “50 states, 50 lines, 50 crying-all-the-times / 50 boys, 50 lies, 50 I’m-gonna-change-my-minds. ” It’s a tune of wistful regret, but its quick tempo keeps “Clementine” from seeming especially morose. With her velvety voice, Jaffe repeats key phrases swiftly (“We were young, we were young, we were young, we didn’t care”), transforming the song into a sort of lullaby for adults.
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