MUSIC: AIMEE MANN'S FATE

HER SONGS ARE CAPTIVATING, BUT AIMEE MANN IS OVERLOOKED

AIMEE MANN DESERVES A PLACE of special honor in the somewhat crowded pantheon of great singer-songwriters who have never got their due. A decade ago--before Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos and the latest wave of female alternative rockers began road-testing designer-packaged angst--Mann was cracking the Top 10 with her band 'Til Tuesday and their million-selling debut single, Voices Carry. Her gorgeously crafted, McCartneyesque melodies and her lyrical bent for evening the score with slippery record execs and self-absorbed lovers not only made for refreshingly pungent pop, it also became the blueprint for today's hottest rock archetype: the take-no-prisoners angry young woman. Mann's...

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