"I like how Nina Gordon will sing so loud she's almost to the point of her voice cracking...that's great. I think it adds power and character." And I think you're wrong and that it sounds laughably ridiculous. At least Juliana knows her limitations!
Stunning guitar playing. I liked this album. I have only a couple albums from her catalog....I need to get more. You can tell she has formal music training (Julliard) by the flawless guitar parts, I just wish she would push herself more vocally. Seems like she doesn't really "push" a whole lot....that's a shame. I like how Nina Gordon will sing so loud she's almost to the point of her voice cracking...that's great. I think it adds power and character. Juliana was (is) certainly capable, and I belive it would add a new dimension vocally. More harmonies couldn't hurt either.....it just fattens up the mix and adds space. If you like this, you should check out Veruca Salt, Patti Rothberg, Tracy Bonham (Blink the Brightest is her masterpiece), Sun 60, Letters To Cleo, Nina Gordon, ...aahhh forgetting so many....go out there and seek it out...good music is not waiting at your door.