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The Mary Timony Band, ‘The Shapes We Make’ (Kill Rock Stars)

For the past 15 years, Mary Timony has been an inspiration to teenage girls, and she’s still committed to the cause. The pro-choice “Pause/Off” (“Paws off, Supreme Court misters / Don’t mess around with me and my sisters”) brings to mind the height of ’90s fem rock. Elsewhere, she pieces together hit-and-miss indie prog, as melodies are sent off wandering through unorthodox key modulations in a vain search for memorable choruses. Timony helped erase the novelty status of female guitarists years back, but now she’s struggling to find her own coherent sound.

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