Michael Scott Parker

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Texas Platters

Michael Scott Parker

Creature Rock (Oh My! Music)

With the not-so-distant memory of 2008's Naked in mind, Michael Scott Parker's Creature Rock is just as evocative. Her contemporary touchstones are obvious – Tori Amos and PJ Harvey above all – but she's got a healthy dose of the 1980s brashness that made Patti Smith such an arresting performer ("Breaking All the Rules"). What's happening in Austin if it can produce a sharp indie rock disc but not support the performer live?

***.5

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