Falling somewhere between Alanis Morrissette and Paula Cole, Greta Gaines builds sturdy, hook-driven songs on thumping electronic beats and steady acoustic strumming. She's got a kind of everywoman charm — over a slow bass thunk in "Honeycomb" she extols the virtues of a particular piece of, erm, "paraphernalia" (hint: its legality is questionable), and "Heart of Snow" employs a country twang to bemoan a ruined love. Gaines is a sure bet for fans of music with spunk and a sly sense of humor.
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