From page 66 of Classic Rock Magazine April 2001
'Bachelor No.2 or, the last remains of the dodo'
(V2/ SuperEgo Records WR1015542) ***** Involved in more legal wrangling with record companies than Napster, Aimee Mann finally releases her third album in the UK it was available in the US last year with a deal struck through the V2 label.
Mann, whose recent musical history makes for a Kafkaesque journey of paranoia and betrayal, has long been a badly kept secret by the music industry. Her 1992 debut, 'Whatever' is an elegant exercise in pared down song writing and the perfect album to break your heart to. If more people had heard it, it'd be a sublime pop classic by now and Mann would own her own stables.
Though, she may well yet judging by the magnificent 'Bachelor...' (which shares some songs with the Magnolia soundtrack which she contributed to in the way that Simon And Garfunkel peppered the consciousness of The Graduate). Marriage to Michael Penn seems to have done little to dent her ire either and on songs like 'Nothing Is Good Enough' and 'Calling It Quits' she rails beautifully against complacency and the state of the heart. This kind of genius shouldn't go unrewarded, don't let it.