Recorded south of the windy city in Chicago Heights, Beautiful Is Funny Too is the first offering from Chico’s premier all female folk-rock-and stroll hybrid quartet That’s What She Said. The record opens with the tasty title track as the ladies gently pull you by the hand through an island party to the bar on the other side where you have your choice of drinking anything from beachy, ukulele driven ballads to rock solid harmony laced piano medleys. Keep a clear head while you travel through the gorgeous dream-inducing tracks like “Love of Sound” and don’t be shy to sing along to drummer-penned ukulele ballad “Sunny Day.” It’s a great record for an introspective walk on the beach, a candle lit romantic dinner with a loved one and even a rainy day while you clean up the house or play jenga with your pals. The girls will become your best friends after just one listen and you will want to revisit the tunes over and over again to remind yourself that everything is going to be all right just so long as That’s What She Said is on the box. And hey, I went through the whole review without making a sex joke. Points for me!
Compiled by Carmen Bush