HOLLY McNARLAND Home Is Where My Feet Are (Universal) Rating: NN Rating: NN
Holly McNarland's voice is pretty enough, and there are a few lovely moments in the guitar-based mellow rock of her latest, Home Is Where My Feet Are. But McNarland summed up this record quite succinctly when she said, "If you want to know what goes on in my head, just listen to this album." Unfortunately, as on her previous disc, Stuff, McNarland makes the mistake of assuming that what goes on in her head is interesting. She fails to tap into universal emotions, which is what separates decent from great songwriting. Thus, Home Is Where My Feet Are is a collection of OK songs lacking the the poignancy, humour and everything else it takes to make them memorable.