Album: Amy Millan, Masters of the Burial (Arts & Crafts)

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"This record," says Starsand Broken Social Scenesinger Millan, "is thesoundtrack of the time inbetween when the candleburns out and yourdreams begin." And sureenough these countrytingedlullabies do indeedcontain a seductive andsedate magic. But whilethat may be fine in thewee small hours, by thecold light of day MOTBbecomes a rather onedimensionalproposition,and though Millan's voiceis as sweet as ever, theoverwhelming impressionis of a performer who hasput restraint ahead ofrapture.