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Jamie Leonhart

The Truth About Suffering

2008-03-24

Jamie Leonhart’s soulful voice carries The Truth About Suffering (her debut album), and the title couldn’t more apt. The songs here see truthfully into the dark corners of the human spirit. There are no maudlin platitudes to be found on The Truth About Suffering, an album whose songs are lonely, intricate portraits of sadness and regret (yes, even in her cover of “Rainbow Connection”), as opposed to by-the-numbers expressions of knee-jerk angst. You get the impression that whatever Jamie Leonhart is professing here, there’s a great deal more that she’s not saying, like there’s a long-harbored secret under the surface of every song. To maintain such a thing over the course of an album is no less than remarkable, which is exactly what The Truth About Suffering is as an album. – Adam Goran

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