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This album deserves "Rumours" status.
on 17 January 2001
Who pays any attention to official reviews anyway?
If you were asked to list your "Top 20 Albums Ever" there would be many different selections but some albums achieve cult status; the kind of albums you reach for again, even though you've played them a hundred times before. I'm thinking of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, or Paul Simon's Gracelands, to name but two. In my view Tropical Brainstorm is another one of those and it belongs in everybody's record collection.
Kirsty's lyrics are clever and funny, her melodies are well-crafted, and her band really rocks! I was lucky enough to get to one of her Tropical Brainstorm concerts, and it proved what a great live performer she was, as well as an accomplished studio artist.
After yeas of producing some very fine songs which nevertheless failed to get much air play Kirsty was just getting into top gear as a songsmith, and I'm sure would have released much more excellent material, possibly even better than this. But as a farewell album, this is truly going out on a high note.
Let's celebrate the life of a fine musician. Turn up the volume and dance!