Review : JILL CUNNIFF - City Beach
Slant MagazineDone no favors by its mid-winter release, Jill Cunniff's City Beach is an album perfectly suited to lazy summer afternoons, combining laid-back pop melodies with half-tempo hip-hop rhythms and a healthy dose of modern rock's nervous energy. Stylistically, that sound isn't a huge departure for Cunniff, a founding member of Luscious Jackson, but City Beach boasts a far more diverse sonic palette than any of her band's albums, and Cunniff has never sounded more joyful as a singer or writer as she does here....full text
CokeMachineGlowSo sayeth my girlfriend, Jessica, about “Love is a Luxury,” a song smack dab in the middle of the new Jill Cunniff album, and ouch. But, if there’s anyone truly qualified to talk smack about the former Luscious Jackson front woman, it’s Jessica, a card carrying Luscious Jackson superfan who, I can tell you firsthand, probably owns more bizarre LJ CD singles and promotional vinyl than the band members themselves....full text
Bullz-eyeThey were never the most successful of the ‘90s alterna-girl groups – the band’s timeline, included in this album’s press kit, lists a Gap commercial as a career highlight – but Luscious Jackson was better than you probably remember....full text
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