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Smile...It Confuses People [CD]

Sandi Thom Audio CD
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August 2012 sees the long anticipated release of Sandi Thom’s superb new album, ‘Flesh and Blood’. Recorded at Nashville’s legendary 16 Tons studio with celebrated Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson in the production hot seat.

Featuring a core studio band led by producer Rich Robinson on guitar and including fellow former Black Crowe and widely travelled session ... Read more in Amazon's Sandi Thom Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000FGFTSW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,971 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. When Horsepower Meant What It Said 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Lonely Girl 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sunset Borderline 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Little Remedy 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Castles 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. What If I'm Right 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Superman 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Human Jukebox 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Time 3:200.99  Buy MP3 


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The girl that webcast from her basement in Tooting to thousands of people across the globe now releases her debut single ‘I wish I was a punk rocker (with flowers in my hair)’. Too broke to go on the road, 24 year old singer/songwriter Sandi Thom decided to set up a webcam in her South London flat and staged a three week world tour from the basement. She spread the word about the ‘21 Nights from Tooting’ tour via Myspace.com and her own site, inviting fans to watch the tour live on the web or in person at the very modest underground venue of her basement. Pulling in an audience of 70 on the first night, news of the gigs spread like wildfire on the internet and by the end of the ‘tour’ she had 100,000 web viewers from as far afield as Russia, the USA and Pakistan.

Drawing on a musical palette that varies from Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley through Carole King and Stevie Nicks to Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, Sandi Thom joins the dots between black and white music. The album Smile… It Confuses People seamlessly blends folk and soul strains and influences

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CD RCA Sony BMG , 82876843432, 2006 10 Track

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite album bar none 1 May 2007
By Nic B
Format:Audio CD
i bought this album back when "i wish i was a punk rocker" was first released, after only hearing the song once. its not very often i go and buy an album based on hearing one song but the chance really really paid off this time.

i absolutely LOVE this album; Sandi Thom's voice, songwriting and style are unmatched in anything i've heard previous or since, she stands out from the crowd. her music appeals to all ages (i'm 21, i lent the cd to my dad n he liked so much that i got it for him for his birthday). and its very geuine, i've heard her recorded-live tracks from her basement and she really is as good as on the album. i'd love to see her live. the back story to this album just makes it more endearing, and you know that she was writing the songs for her not because it was what sells.

if you like KT Tunstall, Corinne Bailey Rae or Katie Melua then you'll like Sandi Thom.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars :) 3 Mar 2008
By Hazel
Format:Audio CD
I heard this on a myspace profile, and fell in love with the songs at once. She just has a simply amazing voice, and one that you don't get bored of. This CD is just so warm and happy. It makes me smile :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's Not To Like? 7 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
This album is lovely, nice mix of lively and slower songs, and Sandi has an amazing voice. What If I'm Right is my favourite personally as I think is the same for many people.

I know people got fed up when her song was played ALL the time but really thats not her fault thats the DJ of the radio station. And as for people dissing the whole "webcam and bedroom" malarkey - why don't you go and try the same thing and come up with a successful number one single and a great album.... its probably much harder than you think.

Love this album, buy it - tis a treat for your ears!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Promised lots - delivered little 16 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
I, too, saw Sandi Thom's TOTP performance of "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker..." and thought: "My! A decent new artist at last!" So I bought the album when it came out - most unlike me; I usually listen to them first in HMV.

The opening track was quite reasonable (despite starting like it was a rip-off of one of K T Tunstall's tracks from "Eye to the Telescope"). Then we get the single ("I Wish I Was &c.") - all still good.

Sadly, from that point onwards the album descended into pop mediocrity. Tight musicianship and well-produced, but boring. I was very disappointed, and annoyed I had been suckered by the media hype. The album, folks, is distinctly average and unremarkable - industry pop, and nothing at all in the vein of "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker...", which is the best track by a country mile.

Trust me - I've given this album a lot of my time, and several airings. My opinion hasn't changed. If you like bland average pop, buy it. If it's something special you're looking for, avoid this album.

In fact, buy something recorded in '77 or '69 instead.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great debut 31 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
I like this album. Sandi's got a great pop voice and she uses it well. The tunes are generally catchy and punchy which is a safe bet for a first album - save the soul searching stuff for later! My one critisism is the band is boring. There're no solos, no rifs, no instrumentals - the whole thing relies entirely on Sandi's good voice. Album number 2 definitely needs something a little more interesting from the band.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!! 1 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
When i first heard Sandi Thom, i absolutely hated her. With a few listens to the huge #1 I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, i was beginning to soften to her. After listening to the cd, wow! - i am hooked - this cd should be platinum status by now, so what if her career was hyped by a webcam in her bedroom - how else does someone get noticed these days,it worked well for Sandi - and im glad. Castles, as just gotta come out as a single with its adorable vocal arrangement. This cd, infected me on its first listen, and i think Sandi should/will develop an Alanis Morissette status, she has got that witty but sensitive lyric writing form. Anybody dissing this cd, should go and try what Sandi has done and come out with a #1 single. What If I'm Right, should also be huge. Already people in the UK, dont like Sandi Thom - pathetic, because she is something different and lets face it UK people are scared of change. Well, i love her - i love her music, her lyrics, her vocal. I adore everything about this cd. I beg you too buy it and give it a listen, i vow you will not be disappointed - far superior to Christina Aguilera's latest offering.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This album is not that bad at all 30 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
Some of the reviews below I think are unfair. This album is fun, it has some nice tracks and Sandi Thom can clearly belt out a good song. My only complaint is that it does only have ten tracks though so it could have been a bit longer. I would also agree that the band could show off a bit more and do some solo's or even Sandi herself could when she is playing an instrument. Still not a bad album, give it a chance.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worse than sliced bread 7 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you enjoy listening to tuneless pap, then you will love this, dears. Personally, Edna would prefer to have her eardrums perforated. Total garbage. Save your money and buy "Teach Yourself Good Taste". To call this horse-droppings would be unkind to our equine friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper music
If you haven't heard of Sandi Thom, you need to start now. She's uplifting yet cynical, she touches the heart and makes it weep, then laugh. A real cathartic experience.
Published 2 months ago by Truemouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Billiant CD
Sandi Thom is a hugely underrated artist, he music is easy to listen to with great lyrics and punchy music, and at the price quoted an absolute bargain.
Published 4 months ago by D. Gordon
4.0 out of 5 stars Confused by over reviews...
I don't get what people have against Sandi as she has a beautiful voice, interesting lyrics and innovative rhythms. But yet people seem to hate her? Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for the Rock Star song, but love the whole album
Bought for the Rock Star song, but love the whole album.
I would definitely recommend this album to anyone looking.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Julie Cobbold
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the music
Same as previous review- love her style of singing- very easy on the ears, Have booked to see her live- all packaged well and delivered on time
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Another songwriter/singer who produces songs which make you think (if you listen to the words). A very enjoyable CD from a very talented young lady.
Published 16 months ago by LMASK6
4.0 out of 5 stars Sandi
I like this CD but don't love it as I thought I would. I wish Sandi would sing some tracks from Scotland. Her voice would be so well suited to singing Scottish Ballads. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Returned to this album after 3 years
I had this on my i-pod 3 years ago and remembered how much I liked it then. Unfortunately the i-pod came to a sticky end and I never fully replaced the music on it. Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2011 by Malcolm Havard
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
I remember when i first heard i wish i was a punk rocker on the radio and i absolutely loved it. i used to sing it all the time-so much so that my dad said it was my song. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2011 by grace.r
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