Between the Lines | Criticism

Tammara Webber
This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Between the Lines.
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The elusive Janis Ian "Queen of the melodic bittersweet" has again emerged into the public eye as a major artist. Her introspective, self-evaluation type lyrics have finally found their time and audience…. [Her] images of love are both full-blown and cautiously sultry. Her images touch on areas that in one way or another exist in all of us. Her love songs are a full indication of this maturation.

The songs in Between The Lines are all strong, and total good taste is to be found in every note and word on the record. (p. 82)

In Aftertones, her music like her words, is the work of a serious musical artist, charged with the competence of a committed energetic artist…. The album is eloquent, she gets it all on.

Aftertones is her only album without a "supersong," yet it hangs together so well as to be enchanting from start to...

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