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This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

Frankie Cosmos - “Close It Quietly”  Frankie Cosmos is really just a vehicle for Greta Kline.  She is the sole songwriter, arranger guitarist and lead vocalist.  It may be hard to believe, but this is her fourth album in five years.  That is an astronomical release rate for this decade. Most artists now seem to take three or four years between albums. And songs seem to flow out of Ms. Kline like water.  “Close It Quietly” boasts a phenomenal twenty-one songs. And the songs that flow are really very good. Most deal with the painful process of growing emotionally through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love.  Musically think of nineties heroes like Julianna Hatfield, Belly and Throwing Muses, but just a bit more idiosyncratic and a bit more twenty-first century. The quality of “Close It Quietly is as good as the other three albums.  I think that it is obvious that Frankie Cosmos/Greta Kline is an artist that one should watch and listen to closely. - Ted

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