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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