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Good Grammy News: Remember Aimee Mann?

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Here’s a Grammy moment that didn’t get air time: Aimee Mann’s “Mental Illness” album won the Best Folk album at this year’s awards.

You may remember Mann from her punk days during the MTV-fueled 80s as part of the band ‘Til Tuesday and their hit “Voices Carry.”

Since those spiky-haired days, she’s gone solo and earned a dedicated following with her nine critically acclaimed and stylistically diverse albums that range from acoustic to rock – and even a gorgeous Christmas album.

Her songs for the “Magnolia” soundtrack in 1999 boosted her renown, earning Grammy and Oscar nominations, but she deserves even more listeners. She’s been hailed as one of 10 best living lyricists by NPR, and her work is forever intimate, thoughtful, and engaging.

On “Mental Illness,” the sound is soft, and the songs of real people navigating life’s challenges are sad, but always smart and heartening – this is not a big buzzkill at all. The Grammy win recognizes Mann’s gift for merging her story-telling gifts with tunes that are delightfully impossible to get out of your head – the very best kind of ear worms.

– Janet Siroto

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Jill Edwards Minyé
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Love her – and that album!

Rose Demoret
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Gorgeous!

Mindy Klapper Trotta
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Always Liked Aimee!

Mary Parsons Sulzer
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Am a big Aimee Mann and til Tuesday fan. Glad to hear she is still making music.

Johanna Corley
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Fawn Phelps

Dayna Lee
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Before til’ tuesday Aimee did a record called “Barking along with the Young Snakes” it was rough ,quirky and edgy.

When til’ tuesday was doing the local club scene , we would go see them a couple times a week.

One night , in a club called Jumping Jack Flash, while waiting for t.t to take the stage, we saw Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on MTV for the first time. We thought it was appalling and couldn’t wait for Aimee to take the stage.

Veen a huge fan ever since. Aimee is a class act.

Dayna Lee
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I’m so happy to hear that Aimee won a Grammy. She deserves it.

Congatulations Aimee Mann.

Mary Zayman
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Fantastic singer-songwriter. So literate, funny, and smart.

Christene Pinter
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Who DOESN’T love Aimee Mann?!

Leslie Eckard
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Because women her age usually aren’t? I know you mean well, but it’s like we have to pull off a masterpiece to be “relevant” after 50.

Leslie Eckard
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She is wonderful–thanks for featuring her!

NextTribe
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Women her age AREN’T usually relevant in the music industry, alas. Staying relevant in music at a “certain age” is really a masterpiece.

Ellen Hanley-Cifarelli
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Love her!!

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