Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton- Knives Don’t Have Your Back

Emily Haines is definitely in the running for best album title of the year. Knives Don’t Have Your Back is beautiful and sad, without being sappy or trite. Like so many of my favorite albums this one took me awhile to get into. At first I thought the songs were a little slow but eventually I started listening to the lyrics. Lines like “Bros before hos, disagree on the sidelines. Fight for a fee, the man needs a maid. The maid needs a maid.” are what really hooked me; not that I understand what’s going on at all. Aside from the wonderfully confounding lyrics the songs are brilliantly orchestrated with a grace and simplicity that surprises me each time I listen. Even if you’re not a fan of her other bands Metric and Broken Social Scene I would highly recommend checking out Knives Don’t Have Your Back.

MP3: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton- The Lottery
MP3: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton- The Maid Needs A Maid

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