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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in a word beautiful
i first fell in love with emiliana in the movie Crazy/Beautiful with 'to be free', to such an extent that i got this album imported to australia. i was not let down.
a self-described drama-queen and dreamer, emiliana brings a playful vibe to music that would otherwise be quite melancholic.
very much an 'easy listening Bjork' or 'female Magnet', the music can be...
Published on 5 Jun 2004 by claire roberts

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14 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars M.O.R
in my reckoning this is quite an average album, in that it doesnt get played, or remembered much, but i have copied a few tracks from it and those do. its probably a bit unfair to compare her with bjork as she seems to have little in common apart from the sound of her voice, which is (kind of) bjork-esque (but she doesnt push her voice as far, and nor does she need to...
Published on 19 Feb 2005 by rarfty_barnfather


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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no she's not bjork, she's a thousand times better..., 8 Dec 2004
This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
The first time i played this album - by the way i bought it on a whim having vaguely heard of her, but never having heard anything from her - i was hooked, and i knew this cd was a keeper. her voice is simply beautiful, very haunting in places, though many people i know have mistaken her for bjork. no, no, no, no, no, no, etc.
highlights are to be free, dead things, unemployed in summertime and easy.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emiliana is awesome!, 4 Feb 2004
This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
I first heard of Emiliana by chance while watching a documentary on LOTR Two Towers DVD. She sang vocals for the beautiful Gollum's Song, and I needed to know more about her.
She is an unusual artist, not easilly categorized. Haunting, easy, sensual vocals; quirky lyrics. I don't really know how to describe it for you, kind of like Bjork without the annoying squealings.
Anyway, all I know is I like it. She is always stunningly pretty!
Buy this !
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A chilling and sensual album, 25 Feb 2001
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This album, is chilling and sensual. The voice of Emiliana is so different and exciting. A breath of fresh air. This album is excellent for relaxing to with a good book and glass of wine, or just to sit still and meditate.
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14 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars M.O.R, 19 Feb 2005
This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
in my reckoning this is quite an average album, in that it doesnt get played, or remembered much, but i have copied a few tracks from it and those do. its probably a bit unfair to compare her with bjork as she seems to have little in common apart from the sound of her voice, which is (kind of) bjork-esque (but she doesnt push her voice as far, and nor does she need to -she isnt bjork after all); bjork for me could be compared to the likes of squarepusher/autechre/aphex etc, in what she does for music, in that she seems intent on experimenting, pushing boundaries, etc. Torrini, from this album at least, seems very content to meander around the same territory, which is safe, and sort of nice. but just nothing special; its all a little middle of the road, but nice middle of the road, the sort of inoffensive album you would put on to just hum to a little and pass the time. but then the last two tracks happen, and middle of the road goes out the window. they never fail to move me, especially sea people, which i think is a really touching and lovely way to end the album. her voice, her words, the music; all perfect here (i kind of see 'summerbreeze' and 'sea people' as one, the first a precursor to the last; bit like 'tommib help buss' and 'every day i love' by squarepusher). so nice, but just that. (oh, and 'easy' isnt bad either..)
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Voice! Wow!!, 29 Jun 2001
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Brett O'connor (Las Vegas, NV United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
My sister and I for the first time got a chance to hear, Emiliana Torrini, who opened up for DIDO in Las Vegas, and all we can say is that the women sings like a mother and kicks (***). Though disappointed that the venues ran out od CD's, we are so utterly grateful to find this album overseas. Why this musical group is over looked, I have no idea. Thy have a mixture of sounds from Bjork to Hooverphonic. If no one pays this group any attention in the states, than I don't know what else will get people to payattention to such a talented and musical group with such a mystic about them. Thank You!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Aug 2014
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All good. Thanks
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19 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A balanced review, 24 Feb 2003
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R. Fox (Ye Olde Salop, UK) - See all my reviews
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It surprises me that everyone here has given this album five stars so i think a more balanced review is needed...
By way of background i discovered emiliana torrini on the Two Towers soundtrack and bought the CD on the back of 18 five star reviews no less, however i was a bit disappointed in the CD and ended up returning it.
No doubting she has a great voice, but (only getting the odd co-writing credit) she is let down by the songs here, which really fail to inspire or to stick in the memory. Roland Orzabal (the hairy tears for fears guy) produces, its all very tight and electronic sounding, seems sort of devoid of emotion for me, as the impact of her voice is lost in the mix. As a chillout album (which is essentially what this sounds like) or something to put on in the background this CD is fair enough, but as an album for a singer it shows promise but its not quite there. One to watch, maybe..?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album for every mood!, 11 Mar 2001
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This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
I first heard about Emiliana Torrini when i went to see Sting live at the Royal Albert Hall, she was absolutely amazing! I decided to buy her album, and i was not disappointed. She has an amazing voice with very original ideas and should not be compared to Bjork! Everyone should own a copy of this underated album!!
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top top album!, 10 April 2002
This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
this is by far the best CD I have heard in a long long time. Emiliana is by far underrated...everyone should listen to her amazing voice then they'd realise just what they've been missing. Easy and To Be Free are the best songs although that was a very hard choice. Telepathy is a real belt out tune and Summerbreeze is pretty!!! All her songs are relaxing, inspiring and sophisticated...a perfect blend. And don't be put off when people relate her to Björk...Emiliana is far better!!!
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not 45 minutes of Gollum's Song, 2 Feb 2005
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I discovered this artiste through her work on Gollum's Song (from the closing credits of Jackson's Two Towers movie). I guess I was hoping for an album full of Gollum's Songs, but sadly, it turned out to be an album of fair to middling songs sung by someone with a good voice.
I find myself treating this more as background than foreground music.
Not unpleasant, but not earth-shattering either.
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