Objects of DesireSuzanne Vega-
Light years from her folk
Solitude Standing, Vega's latest album continues the
musical adventurousness she has been toying with since meeting producer (and
now, husband) Mitch Easter and the fluke popularity of the hip-hop remix of her
a capella "Tom's Diner."
Lyrically, Vega has always had
the touch, but musically Nine Degrees of Desire touches on all the bases.
The love song "Caramel" features a seductive swaying bossa nova beat, while the
eerie tribute to lost children, "Headshots" throbs with muted pain. She also
experiments with industrial crunch and distorted vocals on "Birthday (Love Made
Real)." Vega is a songwriter on top of her game.
Jay S. Jacobs