Album Review of Escondida by Jolie Holland.

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Escondida by Jolie Holland

Release Date: Apr 27, 2004
Record label: Anti
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

80 Music Critic Score
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Escondida - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

With the release of her solo debut, Catalpa, last year, Jolie Holland became an instant cult. Tom Waits and Nick Cave declared themselves fans, Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan and U2's producer) offered his services and critics lined up to praise a haunting record - old folk with an old-time jazz singer's phrasing - that sounded like it came from an attic in the Appalachians, as opposed to suburban Houston, where Holland grew up. Catalpa was recorded in her living room in LA; its follow-up was recorded in a studio.

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