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  Aimee Mann - Biography - AOL Music
Following the success of the single, Mann was set to release her second solo album in the spring of 1995, but her record label, Imago, filed for bankruptcy before its release.
Mann's second album, I'm with Stupid, was released in England in the late fall of 1995 and in January of 1996 in America.
Mann's career got a kick-start in early 2000, however, when she released her soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film Magnolia; the song "Save Me" was later nominated for an Academy Award.
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 Splendid: Departments: LiveLine: Aimee Mann
Mann meets my image of a great songwriter: her melodies leave an impression in your ears, her lyrics are like conversations you readily remember, and her song-form is impeccable.
Mann was in good form, joking with her band and the audience between songs, the best moments being the similarities between Lockwood and Charles Nelsen Reilly and Mann's inability to remember her own songs.
Mann is not a belter, but she can put a lot of power behind a lyric, and it was a pleasure to hear her voice removed from the keyboards and drums.
www.splendidezine.com /departments/liveline/aimeemann   (1199 words)

 Aimee Mann
Mann was the creative force behind the Boston band 'Til Tuesday, which scored in 1984 with the Top 10 hit "Voices Carry" and was an early MTV darling.
Mann and Brion make no secret of their fondness for records by the Beatles, the Kinks, the Zombies, and Elton John, but I'm With Stupid is hardly an homage to the British Invasion.
After four semesters, Mann left school to form "a little punk noise-art outfit called the Young Snakes, which was reasonably unlistenable." She recalls: "We got a bit of attention around Boston, and it was good experience; I got to the point where I didn't have to drink heavily before getting onstage.
www.catalystclub.com /bios/a_mann_bio.html   (1732 words)

 Aimee Mann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, bassist, singer, and songwriter.
Mann, Penn, Brion, Fiona Apple, and other musicians had by this time developed a subculture around the Largo nightclub in L.A. Penn and Mann formed a concept called Acoustic Vaudeville to recreate it on tour in California and eventually on an irregular, ongoing national tour.
Mann and her band appear as themselves in the 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Sleeper", performing the songs "This Is How It Goes" and "Pavlov's Bell" at The Bronze.
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 Aimee Mann won't play nice for others
From 'Til Tuesday's disagreements with Epic Records to Mann's fights with Imago, Geffen and Interscope, Mann's history with labels has been abysmal, a clear indicator that Mann is not one to compromise her music.
Aimee Mann: There was certainly a time when I doubted I'd ever be interested in making a record for a major label again.
Aimee Mann: I definitely think that's where things are headed because major labels have ignored artist development to the point where they are completely dependent on real pop-heavy Top 40 acts, and you can feel the tide turning against that.
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 Aimee Mann: Magnolia Soundtrack ---Ink Blot Magazine
Many thought Aimee Mann peaked in the early '80s as the leading member of 'Til Tuesday, but die-hard fans and sage critics know that Aimee has always been around since those early days -- working hard, writing and performing her own special brand of clever, well-crafted, take-no-prisoners, "adult-pop" classics.
This languish in no-man's label land, combined with Mann's honorable unwillingness to betray her convictions, compromise her integrity or be re-vamped by the spin machine of major label management led to the much-too-long four years between albums.
Aimee Mann's lyrics are often so caustically confident, potent and incisive that it rarely occurs to the listener that human weakness and neediness were the origination for many of the emotions roiling beneath the surface.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Aimee_Mann_Magnolia.htm   (679 words)

 Stern Grove Festival 2006 :: Aimee Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1999, Mann released the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film Magnolia; the song “Save Me” was later nominated for an Academy Award.
Following on the heels of her success with Magnolia, Mann self-released her album Bachelor No. 2 in the spring of 2000 and Lost in Space in the summer of 2002.
An active proponent of artist ownership rights, Mann, along with her husband, singer/songwriter Michael Penn, and former band mate Michael Hausman, founded the independent music collective United Musicians, based on the principle that artists should be able to retain copyright ownership of the work they create.
sterngrove.org /AimeeMannBio.php   (386 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Lost in Space: Music: Aimee Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dividing her time between waging war on the music industry and writing sublime pop songs, Aimee Mann shows on her fourth solo album that she is equally adept at both.
Mann cruelly opens this album with one of the best songs she's ever written ('Humpty Dumpty'), then punishes the listener with slab after slab of forgettable gloom-mongering.
I'm still waiting for the solo Aimee Mann album that is even half as good as the records she made with 'Til Tuesday in the 1980s.
www.amazon.co.uk /Lost-Space-Aimee-Mann/dp/B00006BT4Z   (702 words)

 Aimee Mann News
Aimee Mann writes vivid, lyrical pop songs that are cinematic in scope, so it's no wonder her music often ends up on TV and movie soundtracks.
Aimee Mann's songs are a reflection of her personal world.
Aimee Mann took the stage with just her guitar to sing her cleverly literate, melancholy, and melodic songs with the sun going down at her back.
www.topix.net /who/aimee-mann   (665 words)

 Aimee Mann Lyrics And Gendered Language Patterns
Aimee’s clear distinction between her female and male voice is expressing the current voice of women as they are attempting to bridge the language gender gap.
Aimee Mann is able to clearly articulate her emotions and opinions through her song lyrics, and can do so by exhibiting a feminine aesthetic.
Aimee Mann has shown that a woman today can move beyond female language patterns in order to make her points heard and to show that the two genders may not speak as differently as it would seem.
www.gwu.edu /~medusa/2001/aimeemann.html   (4761 words)

 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Aimee Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aimee Mann isn't the best singer or the most original songwriter, but there's something appealing about the way she uses her abilities.
Now, having said all that, I will comment that my boyfriend, who I have turned into an Aimee Mann fan, went home and listened to some of her stuff again and then told me how surprised he was at how faithfully they had reproduced the sound of Bachelor No. 2 in the live setting.
Aimee is distant and abrupt and stands on the stage looking down or with her eyes shut through most of the performance.
ectoguide.org /artists/mann.aimee   (4052 words)

 Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann was born in early September in 1960 in Richmond, Virginia.
Mann relates that the album’s theme is, “...feeling isolated and cut off from other people and yourself, trying to make connections to people and failing.” In fact, the album explores some of the darkest areas of the psyche--feelings of alienation and addiction.
Mann has shown that she has no plans to leave the music industry; this independent and talented singer-songwriter will remain in the pop music world for a long time.
udel.edu /~djwatson/aimeemann.html   (809 words)

 Amazon.com: The Forgotten Arm: Music: Aimee Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aimee's songs have a literary quality to them — sharp, spare short stories set to music — so it was probably inevitable that she would one day make a concept album, the musical equivalent of a novella.
Aimee sings so soulfully of the pain and the suffering that even though the subject matter is so serious and painful the songs and musical arrangements are totally beautiful.
Aimee Mann returns to this tradition with "The Forgotten Arm" (a reference to a boxing move, which seems too complicated for a non-sports person like me to explain, but from what I gather, the gist of it is this: an boxer is knocked out by the deliberately unused or apparently non-dominant arm of his/her opponent).
www.amazon.com /Forgotten-Arm-Aimee-Mann/dp/B0007YLLK2   (2305 words)

 Cinderella Mann: An Aimee Mann Interview
Mann acquired this unflappable composure over a tumultuous career, which began in Boston’s punk scene (her first band, The Young Snakes, featured college chum Al Jourgenson, with whom Mann briefly played in an early incarnation of Ministry).
Mann again refused to change the album, and scored a minor hit anyway with the bouncy “That’s Just What You Are.” But following a corporate merger, Mann found herself shuffled to yet another label, which likewise declined to release her third album unless she tacked on more commercial material.
Mann was so disgusted by the corporate landscape that she considered quitting the industry altogether.
artvoice.com /issues/v5n4/music_aimeemann   (1075 words)

 Aimee Mann News: Aimee Mann sues Universal over 'Ultimate Collection' >> liveDaily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Mann's manager, Michael Hausman, said that the compilation was done without Mann's approval, and that Universal-owned Hip-O Records used unapproved tracks, masters, interviews and photos in constructing the package, creating the appearance that the album was an artist-sanctioned release.
Mann had previously registered her dissatisfaction with the release of the compilation in a posting on her official website which read in part, "We were basically barred from being involved in any way on a project that had my NAME on it.
Mann is currently working on her follow-up to "Bachelor #2"; a new album is expected out in spring 2002.
www.livedaily.com /news/3654.html   (493 words)

 MTV News | Aimee Mann Jacked On Latte, Won't Play Her 'Freebird' At NY Show
NEW YORK — It was fitting that Aimee Mann took the stage Friday at the Beacon Theatre completely wired on latte, as Mann's recent release, Lost in Space, is an 11-song treatise on addiction.
Finally, Mann traded in her acoustic guitar for an electric and pounded out a highly distorted version of "Long Shot." Stomping and staggering across the stage, she vamped emphatically on the song's well-timed refrain, "Please love me," before heading off into the wings.
Mann joked that she had something prepared, but urged the audience to submit its requests on a slip of paper onstage.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1459060/20021209/mann_aimee.jhtml   (622 words)

 CNN.com - Aimee Mann, to her own self true - Oct. 1, 2002
Mann's lyrical concerns remain bittersweetly close to the heart, equal parts vulnerability, longing and defiance.
When she came up with the title, Mann says, she had envisioned work by several artists, but Seth's work "was very appropriate because it has the same tinge of melancholy.
Mann has her own Web site -- www.aimeemann.com -- and mailing list, and she'll be on tour through the winter, but it's doubtful any of "Lost in Space's" songs will be played on most commercial radio stations.
edition.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/01/aimee.mann/index.html   (873 words)

 Aimee Mann
"Aimee Mann" (born September 8, 1960) is an American Rock and rollrock guitarist, bass player, singer, and songwriter.
Mann gained greater public recognition in 1999 when she contributed eight songs to the soundtrack of the film ''Magnolia'', including the Academy Award-nominated song, "Save Me".
Mann has described her next album, ''The Forgotten Arm'' as a concept album about two lovers who met at the Virginia state fair and are on the run in the '70s.
www.artistopia.com /aimee-mann   (507 words)

 Amazon.ca: Lost in Space: Music: Aimee Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aimee throws out lines like "You might think that things might change, but take my word, they won't" as if to say, so how does it make you feel, cause its sure killing me. She packs so much beautiful pain into these eleven songs it puts so many other albums to shame.
Aimee has effectively gotten into the heads of imaginary people and taken us along with her.
Aimee Mann's voice is pure perfection and "Lost In Space" is a wonderful collection of some of her very best songs.
www.amazon.ca /Lost-Space-Aimee-Mann/dp/B00006AAJF   (1129 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Bachelor No.2: Music: Aimee Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Not that Mann spares herself from a steely assessment: "I know I had it coming / From a Caesar who was only slumming" she admits in "The Fall of the World's Own Optimist".
In fact, Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed the film, said that the Aimee Mann songs were the inspiration for the film he wrote and directed.
Mann's strengths lie in razor-sharp lyrics about love, life and all points inbetween, coupled to deft melodies that burst into gorgeous, hook-laden choruses.
www.amazon.co.uk /Bachelor-No-2-Aimee-Mann/dp/B000056KPM   (1172 words)

 CNN.com - Entertainment - Review: Aimee Mann offers sweet music, bitter lyrics, disappointing listening - May 11, 2000
Mann, who broke out in 1985 with the group 'Til Tuesday, went solo after the band's demise, and then took her lumps as she found herself between labels more often than she was on them.
Mann's stature increased even more last year when her work on the film "Magnolia" was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Happily, Mann has never been known to be a wallflower or a polite dilettante.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/11/review.aimeemann   (610 words)

 betterPropaganda - free MP3 downloads Aimee Mann
After releasing three albums with the group, Mann broke up the band and embarked on a solo career.
Her first solo album, Whatever, was a more introspective, folk-tinged effort than Til Tuesday's albums, and received uniformly positive reviews upon its release in the summer of 1993.
In late 2004, Mann released a live CD/DVD package recorded during a tour from the Summer of 2004.
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 Aimee Mann
Former 'Til Tuesday frontwoman Aimee Mann had composed many of the songs that appear on the soundtrack well before "Magnolia" even began filming, and Anderson had asked for some music from Mann while he was working on the screenplay.
As impressive as the three-hour film is, the eight originals Mann contributed to the "Magnolia" soundtrack (as well as a stirring cover of Harry Nilsson's "One") are almost as revelatory.
MTV News sat down with Mann right after "Save Me," a song from the "Magnolia" soundtrack, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and talked about her role in creating the film, her new album, and her long-term family plans with Penn.
www.mtv.com /bands/archive/m/mann00   (324 words)

 Aimee Mann: Magnolia: Pitchfork Record Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
That it comes as the opening to "Deathly," the centerpiece of a collection of new Aimee Mann songs serving as the movie's soundtrack, causes him not an ounce of shame.
He heaps high praise on Mann in his liner notes to the album, saying, "You are convinced that you have either a) heard it before, b) said it before, or even c) thought of it before..."
But while Mann is busy debunking romantic myths, Brion and Penn are fastidiously bolstering others: the resilient guitar solo on "Deathly" is cry of the noble sufferer.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /article/record_review/19690/Aimee_Mann_Magnolia   (346 words)

Aimee Mann and Super Ego Records announce the release of One More Drifter In The Snow, due in stores on October 24, 2006.
Reflecting a wide range of emotional tones of the season, Aimee Mann explains that she wanted to create an album that "captures the spooky beauty and mystery that Christmas is."
Aimee further recalls "I literally couldn..t sleep all night and at midnight would peer out my window hoping to catch a glimpse of the Christmas star or maybe even Santa, who was this cool ghost who brings you presents."
www.myspace.com /aimeemann   (1132 words)

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