The Places, The Autopilot Knows You Best (Absolutely Kosher): The debut long-player for songwriter Amy Annelle comes with a "Teenage Advisory Warning": "Some teenagers may be offended by the absence of sexually explicit content and/or profanity." The album sets about presenting a set of songs concerned with subtlety, what could even be called a "mature" collection. From a rather Liz-Phair-like beginning in clanging-pop territories, The Autopilot Knows You Best takes a turn towards melancholia at its midpoint, as the gorgeous "Will Try" and "No Mystery" usher in a hushed air, with Annelle's sweet singing and cautious guitar playing backed by violin, lap steel and dusty percussion. — Anthony Carew

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