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A must-have for those who crave women voices
on 10 February 2001
"Pop pop" is not just another Rickie Lee Jones album. The combination of her peculiar, nasal, almost childish voice with the minimalism of Charlie Haden's bass and Robben Ford's acoustic nylon guitar creates a dreamy framework for an unforgettable recreation of several standards. The overall mood of the album is very intimate and light but at the same time deeply involving. Sound quality is very good, capturing both Rickie's husky voice and the space where the instruments are playing, literally transporting you to the studio where the reording was made. There are times when you _hear_ Rickie smiling while singing, such is the palpability of the recording. The album is very balanced throughout, no song is really bad. Strongly recommended : probably one of my 20 "desert island" CDs.