I noticed this article the other day. Much about it seems wrong to me. Has Newsom really had such a bad press – she’s always struck me as a critics’ darling. And is it really true that Bob Dylan’s voice doesn’t get criticised in the same way that the writer suggests Newsom does? And surely Kate Bush and Biork are much garlanded, not least by male critics?
What do you think? Is there a gender reaction going on here? Or is it just that Newsom really is a hard listen?
I admit I bought Ys on the back of the stupendous reviews it had and just couldn’t get on with it all. But there must be some admirers here – what is it about Newsom that is so special?