by Jennifer Carney, The Vinyl District, MARCH 21, 2013
Could you dismiss Pegi Young as having a charmed musical life? I suppose so.
But Young's third LP, Bracing For Impact, is an album from a woman who's long past her first tentative steps out into the musical world. Her music is as confident as it is introspective, and Young's skillful songwriting makes the listener wonder which songs are really tongue-in-cheek, because they all reach deeper. The transitions are seamless, and even the three songs not penned by Pegi Young (including one by her husband, Neil) fit in perfectly with the theme of survival with a smile.