Please, even if you usually just lurk…give me an opinion, a review, a comment, on the following tunes.
Posted by music maven on October 26, 2007 in acoustic, rate a record, Reviews
October 26, 2007 at 8:56 pm
Okay I’m not very good at analyzing music, but you asked for our opinions…
The first song has nice instrumentals at the beginning, but overall it doesn’t have much of a melody. It’s very mellow and pleasant, but I have a hard time when musicians “talk” the lyrics. It’s just a style thing that I don’t care for.
I didn’t love the second one either (I’m sorry). The tune was very repetitive. I can’t help but feeling that this is a style of music for people younger than I am. I guess the focus is supposed to be on the lyrics rather than the tune, but I’m a melody girl.
I don’t mean to be negative. I hope this isn’t Grace Potter. If it is I fear that I’ll be pelted with wet noodles by some of your readers.
October 26, 2007 at 9:00 pm
brc — do not be concerned. I put this up to get reader feedback. While it’s not Grace Potter, I do find it reminiscent of Tracey Chapman.
October 27, 2007 at 3:26 am
OOh, I’m going to take exception here, MM! I think Tracey has a lot more bluesy husk in her low voice, and something spellbinding in her manner….I’m with Brc that this gal has a lovely guitar accompanimient, but not much memorable in the song or singing. Interesting, though, how this kind of low-down, rootsy singing is coming back — a great thing, generally!
A favorite Tracy C cut:
October 27, 2007 at 9:43 am
Maybe it’s a bit more like Cat Power?
October 27, 2007 at 10:41 am
There is something very familar about this sound…yet the phrasing seems off somehow. I feel like we are one step removed from her. Does she have any live show stuff? I find live stuff really tells me much more about artists unknown to me.
October 27, 2007 at 11:18 am
October 27, 2007 at 5:18 pm
Don’t like it. Sounds like she’s trying to imitate a British singer – maybe Joss Stone or Amy Winehouse.
October 27, 2007 at 7:47 pm
Funny, she sort of reminds me of YsellaBrave.
October 28, 2007 at 9:44 am
Well, since you like Reina, I guess this is a compliment to YB. If you haven’t checked her out lately, try this. I think it is her best so far.
October 29, 2007 at 12:04 pm
Reminds me of Margo Timmins.
October 29, 2007 at 6:50 pm
Y’know, the big thing a singer has going for herself is sounding unique in some way. If someone reminds us of a hundred other singers, the forecast for success isn’t so hot!
By the way, Amy Winehouse (who is distinctive, I think) got busted for drug possession the other day. Wish that girl would get it together and make some more good music (which isn’t about refusing to go to rehab….)
October 30, 2007 at 6:50 pm
I’ve never heard or read anything negative until this and I really appreciate the feedback. Those 2 songs are also, not my favorites. I invite you to continue to listen. It is true, I do like lyrics and the melodies will eventually catch up. Thanks everyone.
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