Release Date: Feb 10, 2004
Record label: Columbia
Genre(s): Pop, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter
Being Nellie McKay must be exhausting. So many ideas, so many sounds, to cram into song; so much to say about men and politics and getting older (she's 19); so many years of popular music to celebrate, emulate, toy with and subvert. Her debut album is dizzying in its scope and ambition, fizzing with energy as McKay hurtles from one instrument to another, one genre to the next.