Tift Merritt 

Another Country (Lost Highway)


What is it about introspective female singer-songwriters that's so appealing to the folks who are in charge of choosing music for Grey's Anatomy? Merritt's third album was inspired by months of playing solo piano gigs in Paris. And while Another Country doesn't exactly push aside Merritt's dusty Americana, she's now sharing Starbucks space with Ingrid Michaelson, Tristan Prettyman, and Regina Spektor. Merritt's supple, expressive voice separates her enough from this group, but the album's tone is inconsistent at best. But mostly it's downright muddled. The disc's highlight, "Broken," is a gently lilting pop tune about dislocation and confusion. Perfect for hunky TV docs to get all gooey over.

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