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New Albums

September 05, 2002

* Mia Doi Todd, "In a Foreign Land," Columbia. The major label debut from the Silver Lake, California resident. Todd's lyrics are often intensely intimate--sometimes uncomfortably so, sounding like pages from a personal journal not meant for others to read, from the declaration of strength that is "Independence Day" to the startling post-sex poetry of "Poppy Fields." The music is just as arresting, generally eschewing the standard pop verse-chorus structures. At the center is her remarkable voice, a full, round instrument that shows her childhood operatic training and seems all the more stunning coming from this slight, meek-seeming woman."

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Also:

Berlin, "Voyeur," iMusic

Bjork, "Greatest Hits," Elektra

The Blind Boys of Alabama, "Higher Ground," Real World

Aaron Carter, "Another Earthquake," Jive Records

Idaho, "We Were Young and Needed the Money," Iahomusic/

Retrophonic

The Negro Problem, "Welcome Back," Smile Records/Image Entertainment

Nightmares on Wax, "Mind Elevation," Warp

Supreme Beings of Leisure, "Divine Operation System," Palm

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Monday September 09, 2002 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 69 words Type of Material: Correction
Album title--An item in Thursday's Calendar Weekend gave the incorrect title for Mia Doi Todd's new album. The correct title is "The Golden State."

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