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Classic Album Review: Molly Johnson | Another Day

The ex- rocker recasts herself as a Billie-esque jazz balladeer on her second solo set.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Perhaps you remember Molly Johnson from her rockin’ days with Toronto’s Infidels.

Either way, you’ll likely find her pretty unforgettable in her new incarnation as a jazzy balladeer on her sophomore CD Another Day. In a lightly smoky, slightly nasal voice that at times recalls Billie Holiday, Johnson leads a snappy lounge-lizard combo through an esoteric set of swank classics (Summertime), inspired pop-culture covers (Miss Celie’s Blues from Colour Purple; a lazy medley of Ooh Child and Bob Marley’s Redemption Song) and torchy, tuneful originals (the aptly titled Sweet Sublime) that hold their own against the competition. Good golly!