CD Review | ROCK
Aimee Mann, ‘Charmer’
The album’s a mere four lines old by the time she’s spotting hidden agendas. By the second verse, self-loathing and self-doubt have crept in. Welcome back, Aimee Mann! But something’s amiss about “Charmer.” The erstwhile Bostonian’s eighth solo release consistently has more zip than she’s had since the ‘90s, but zip doesn’t necessarily translate to songs.