Jun 1, 2014 8:24 AM
You'd have to be one of thousands of maniacs (10,000 to be specific) to not appreciate Natalie Merchant's unique vocal style. It's been thirteen years since she last released a CD with all original material, making her new work, Natalie Merchant ($12), even more exciting. Interestingly, the album is self-titled because she had intended to name it The Hunger Banquet until The Hunger Games phenomenon took off. Look out, Jennifer Lawrence, Merchant has an ax to grind!