Not Dark Yet’s unadorned, low-key sound is key to some of the album’s more radical feats of imagination.
The second half doesn’t always live up to the standard of poetic lyrics or dynamic pacing Moorer set on the best of her past releases.
Allison Moorer’s Crows Acoustic EP provides a different take on six of the songs from one of 2010’s best records, Crows.
Moorer has ventured into the atmospheric, American gothic territory of Neko Case, Fred Eaglesmith, and Scott H. Biram.
Like Shelby Lynne’s Just a Little Lovin’, it owes its successes as much to a clear sense of purpose as to its singer’s exceptional voice.
Getting Somewhere suffers from the disconnect between Moorer’s delivery and the quote-unquote content of her songs.