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I first discovered Aimee Mann when I saw the film Magnolia. The entire script of that film was based on Aimee Mann's songs. And a pretty amazing film, and soundtrack, it was too. If you haven't seen this film, I suggest you do so asap. Brilliant brilliant brilliant.
I guess you could say Aimee Mann's music is a cross between pop and folk. Funnily enough, neither pop, nor folk are styles of music I often get crazy about, unless it's Joni Mitchell (I'll talk about her one day too.), but when I listen to Aimee Mann, her music pulls me in with magnetic force. I can't explain it. Some of it sounds so 'jolly'. But when you listen closely, and pay special attention to the lyrics, oh my god they are just so heartbreaking. I'm a sucker for heartbreaking music. I've come to the conclusion that I actually enjoy crying. Okay, enough about my idiosyncracies ...
Aimee Mann. Brilliant musician. She makes me want to be a better songwriter. She makes me want to pull people's heartstrings. If you want to listen to one of her less jolly songs, actually, my most favorite of hers, called Wise Up, straight out of the movie Magnolia, click HERE.
So do you enjoy listening to music that makes you emotional? Why?