Chaotic Resolve *** (out of 4)
Blender, March 2006
Most Goths flirt with nihilism, but Tiffany Arbuckle Lee has gone all
the way with piety. Her sleek second solo album as Plumb sometimes sounds
remarkably or even suspiciously similar to platinum-sellers Evanescence-almost
identical voiced singer Amy Lee (no
relation) cites Plumb as an influence-but only Tiffany would compare
a lover's bad qualities to a cigarette: "You make it harder to
breathe/You make my head hurt" ("Jekyll & Hyde").
Such refreshingly uncool sentiments make her alienation all the more
urgent-the juicy bubblegum industrial of "Good Behavior" could
inspire a goody-two-shoes riot. And Lee's range extends beyond her lavish
purrs and howls: "Motion" makes a sure leap
to the dance floor, while "Cut" offers a movingly simple,
feeling portrait of a self-injurer. Pop could use more women like this.
Download: "Motion," "Good Behavior"