Like its title implies, Aimee Mann’s new album, “Charmer,” is seductive. The former ’Til Tuesday frontwoman and erstwhile Bostonian murmurs hypnotically about those that disarm us in ways both alluring and repellant — with the former sometimes leading to the latter. She does it all with her usual gift for earwormy melody, perfectly clever and cutting couplets, and layers of pop/rock dreaminess, complete with burbling guitars and shimmering synths.
We caught up with the affable Mann by phone from New York this week, where she was trying to reschedule shows disrupted by Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, her Hub gig at the Berklee Performance Center Saturday is still on.