- Audio CD (1 Jan. 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony Music Cmg
- ASIN: B001MW3A2K
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,754 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Speak For Yourself
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My absolute favourite track is 'Hide and Seek' which was used in The OC's season finale recently. It is a slow harmonised vocal track that communicates a sense of united sorrow and hope simultaneously. It's absolutely beautiful and this one track is enough reason to buy the album!!
Other favourites are 'Clear the Area' in which classical piano leads into an ocean of mellow beats, 'Just for Now' with its layers of luscious vocals, and 'Closing in' which combines moody trip-hop beats with innocent vocals.
All in all, this is a brilliant eclectic album that manages to hold together the funky grooves of 'I am in love with you' and a ballad like 'The Moment I said it'. There isn't a bad track.
Comparisons: Jem, Frou Frou, Goldfrapp, Zero 7 in parts and elements of Archive.
Speak for Yourself is a perfectly produced album of original, amazing tracks. Mixing trance, dance, pop, R'n'B with great lyrics I literally had not heard anything like it before.
Goodnight and Go and Headlock are stand out tracks. They stay in your head all day. Perhaps what's most fascinating about this album is its sounds and the music's texture. It's a must buy for anyone pedantic about the way their music sounds.
Give it a go and see what you think. I was, and still am, amazed.
As you do when you find something that hits a nerve, I've looked out for a new album over the years. In record stores and on here but since 1998 nothing in her own name. Until one Sunday in April last year, I was in Montreal and it was pissing down with rain and I took shelter in HMV. Soaking wet, all I could do was browse and I didn't really think I'd find anything. But there this album was, newly released and being promoted off the back of the "OC". I bought it immediately and took it back to my hotel and played it for the rest of my stay.
And I haven't stopped listening to it. It's on my iPod, in the car and here on my PC. It really is an amazing album.
So who'll like it? Well enough people has listened to this with me around; from my Russian cleaner, to the Aussie plumber, from my Colombian lodger to the wide range of friends who come for Sunday lunch. People always listen and they always ask - who is that? I can't tell you how many times I've written it down: Imogen Heap.
The thing about Imogen Heap is that she get's it; every track nails the emotion in a way that just makes you stop and think. There's an energy about her work, an honesty and a humour. There's also a universiality here - she's an amazing poet, she understands language and sound and how to play with it. It's also deeply sensual; it embraces, soothes and seduces.Read more ›
The trouble with the album is that for my tastes she does far too much of what I'd call vocal acrobatics - leaping around the octaves in a fairly frantic manner. Very accomplished no doubt but it gets quite tiresome. I find myself wishing she'd just calm down a bit and adopt a more relaxed style some of the time. The music also has a bit of a tendency to be needlessly frantic, as though Ms Heap feels she needs to cram as much into each track as is physically possible. If she could be a bit more laid back I'd be listening to this CD more often.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really magnificent and very original album from its beginning till its end. Many thanks Imogen !Published 2 months ago by baroki
I can't stop playing this album on the stereo and in my head. On the surface it's lightweight electro-pop but it's so beautifully and intricately constructed it doesn't feel thin... Read morePublished 5 months ago by NickA
Pardon the pun, my reviews are terrible. Anyway, none of Imogen Heap's albums have ever managed to impress me, but (there's always a but) as soon as I listened to Headlock, I was... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2014 by Svetlinka
I really enjoy this album. Imogen has the ability to bring new noise to music and make it her own. The creativity behind her unique sound always amazes me- I'd love to know her... Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2013 by Miss R H Wickens
This is a gem, wonderful music by a very talented lady & very different to anything else I have heard. RecommendedPublished on 27 Feb. 2013 by M. A. Birch
So,could Imogen Heap bring out a solo album that could measure up to the quality of the excellent Details? The answer here is seems to be no. Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2013 by doug
I suppose I should thank my friend for introducing this artist to me. I find her voice very refreshing and calming and her style reminds me of Enya, a very good listen, I... Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2012 by GoblinQueen