Lynn Teeter Flower

Lynn Teeter Flower is the second solo album by Maria Taylor. It was published on 7 March 2007. The title refers to a friend of Taylor's family in Birmingham ( Alabama), where Taylor spent her youth.


Most of the songs for " Lynn Teeter Flower" were taken during the tour for the previous album " 11:11 ". The album was recorded at various stages: First, a recording session with Jim Eno, the drummer of the band Spoon was held in Austin (Texas ). In Athens (Georgia ) another four pieces with Andy LeMaster of Now It's Overhead were committed, who had already worked on " 11:11 ". The album was recorded in Memphis (Tennessee ) completed, where Taylor worked with Doug Easley, who had Cat Power and Pavement care.

Description of Style

Saddle Creek emphasizes that the sound of the album rather resemble the live shows, as Taylor since " 11:11 " games. According to Allmusic Guide to Taylor's second album raises markedly from their debut, by not more put on phonetic similarities to Bright Eyes, but with a lively sound einschlage its own way, which leads to shabby chic and credibility. However, noticed if it were the same album with other songs that are rhythmically shrewd only. Contactmusic describes " Lynn Teeter Flower" as a mix of Sarah McLachlan and Alanis Morissette.

Critical Appraisal

" Lynn Teeter Flower" received a Metascore of 65 In addition to some reviews at the top of ruled moderately positive reviews before: gave the album four out of five points and spoke of attention to detail in the sound. spoke of loving and innovatively arranged songs and awarded a score of 9/ 10. Culture News gave the album five out of six possible points. Uncut described the album as a winning hybrid of indie neuroses and Brill Building craft, precision and intimacy. In the review of PopMatters, where the album reached 6/10 points, was expressed that " Lynn Teeter Flower" although do not have a musically intense expression, but as a strong pop album with enough atmosphere and beauty of certain groups of buyers anspreche .. plate tests online commented, that there are no good reasons, " Lynn Teeter Flower" not to like if you liked the predecessor, and awarded 6/10 points. The American Rolling Stone awarded 3/5 points and spoke of a thoughtful, handsome singer / songwriter work, it would do better if Taylor would make easier with the self-observation. In Pitchfork Media awarded " Lynn Teeter Flower" 4.7 out of a possible ten points. The album put, despite the use of different, a loosening style means an inherent inertia from never.

Track list

For the song "A Good Start" was shot a video (directed by Cat Solen ). The duet " The Ballad Of Sean Foley " was co-written with Conor Oberst and recorded. Two titles were used in the American series: So the song "No Stars" in the episode " You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love" by One Tree Hill was placed, while " Small Part of Me " in the episode " Separation Anxiety " was of Greek use.