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Tor­ren­tial Dead Daisy Records

★★★★ Seem­ingly un­per­turbed about putting out one very good al­bum af­ter an­other, Cana­dian singer­song­writer Emm Gryner (who is also a mem­ber of folk/pop/roots trio Trent Sev­ern) de­liv­ers her umpteenth stu­dio al­bum with­out so much as a shrug – or, at least, she makes it look like that. True to form, Gryner stakes her claim as one of the most un­der-rated pop/rock song­writ­ers of the past decade. Try as she might to make mu­sic su­per­vi­sors sit up, take no­tice and use her per­fect-fit songs on any num­ber of TV shows, it seems as if Gryner is for­ever des­tined to re­main a (res­o­lutely in­de­pen­dent) best-kept se­cret. Su­perb pop (Ex­cess Bag­gage, Sun­down on Us, What Fighters Do (Here Comes Christ­mas), Bright Spot) as well as Math Wiz, a very fine weepy-bal­lad that, er, cries out for a packet of han­kies, tes­tify to her con­tin­ued lev­els of qual­ity con­trol. Again. em­m­gryner.com Down­load: Ex­cess Bag­gage, Sun­down on Us, Bright Spot

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