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Her Best Album
on 25 April 2010
Iris De Ment is one of those artists whose vocal delivery you either love or hate, and I am more and more falling into the later category, BUT this recording 'The Way I Should' has to be her best release. There is no doubting her ability as a songwriter; I just do not think she is the best person at delivering those songs. Her voice has the ability to grate at best where slower melodies are concerned. Here within 'The Way I Should' we find Iris angry and politicised with plenty to say that is worthwhile, and just as importantly providing us with a few compositions which are more up tempo from those that had gone before. Just listen to 'Wasteland of The Free' the crowning glory of this album, or 'Quality Time' Both are up-tempo and both bring out the best in her vocal delivery. If only for these two songs, this is a CD well worth buying. A great songwriter and singer of harmony, but very much an acquired taste as a solo singer.