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The Flawless Subtle Side Of McKee
on 28 June 2005
This is Maria McKee's 5th solo studio album and it's her best work to date. She's largely ditched her electric guitar that made the 1996 offering Life is Sweet so exceptional; the multi layered production of 2003's High Dive has been abandoned and an uncomplicated but perfect production allows the voice of McKee to dominate The melodic twists entwined with the emotive delivery of the songs and the sometimes dark lyrics confirm that Maria McKee is the best singer songwriter around today.
She takes you on a journey through many styles of americana music; country, folk and a little bit of roots rock. Her voice is more mature and confident, it flows naturally between styles and it's evident from the early tracks, Season of the Fair and Turn Away that she can move through her huge vocal range with ease.
On My One True Love McKee sings "Good guys in the end succeed - but it's not for me." In the past for some unknown reason it hasn't been but lets hope she's wrong and Peddlin' Dreams gains her the recognition she deserves.