I miss Lee Aaron as metal queen. Her whole badass slut thing is a part of our heritage that deserves one of those historical TV spots, and I just can't get used to this image makeover thing even if it is four years old. That said, I was hoping for some serious jazz here, since Aaron certainly possesses the vocal abilities to tackle the genre. But the tunes on Beautiful Things lack the complexity of arrangement, soul and grit to be anything beyond adult contemporary pop. I'm convinced this woman could still do great things, since her voice is lovely and full of personality. Unfortunately, the moments when her talent shines through make it even more obvious that this meticulous effort simply isn't it.
Lee Aaron belts her heart out at Healey's Wednesday (April 21).