February 26, 2004
Doris Day With An Edge

USA Today profiles one of my favorite debut artists this year, Nellie McKay. Her album, Get Away From Me, is an eclectic mix of well-written songs that deserves a listen. Give this 19 year-old musician a chance with the following downloads:

The Nellie McKay video from her performance on Letterman is available, as are four other videos on her site. Other downloadable McKay goodness: Two demos and four live shows (mp3). Nellie interviewed on NPR with two live songs (realaudio).

Posted by david on February 26, 2004

if this album keeps it's staying power, it could very well be the best album of 2004.

Posted by: troy steele on February 26, 2004 11:17 AM

ps: it's called Get Away From Me.

Posted by: troy steele on February 26, 2004 11:18 AM

Thanks,Troy, that's why I usually don't blog from work, I'm too easily distracted...

Posted by: david on February 26, 2004 11:31 AM

That record is so great. It irritates the crap out of me that the amazon link puts her in the same category with Norah Jones, Joss Stone and Harry Connick Jr. To me, she is much more reminiscent of recent Jenny Toomey, but really, she is just her own thing. Great stuff.

Posted by: Scott on February 26, 2004 01:11 PM

I can see the Norah Jones comparisons, but I think Nellie has more edge and artistic range. I agree about Joss Stone and Connick, though, they just make me cringe.

Posted by: david on February 26, 2004 01:46 PM

she's quite an original - looking fwd to hearing more of here...

although i love norah jones, i really don't see much of a comparison - perhaps they might appeal to the same crowd - both are original talents...

heck, between her, ms, furtado and the chap with the band-aid on his face, it's full-fledged nelli-mania

Posted by: mike on February 26, 2004 07:27 PM
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