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Little Voice
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
..... and still they keep coming !

Yet another gifted writer / performer.

This time from across the water.

On this evidence home-grown isn't necessarily better.

(The Divine -but disintegrating - Ms Winehouse excepted of course).

The industry's current obsession with all things female
is beginning to reach saturation point.

...... and yet .....

Perhaps Ms Bareilles may be permitted a few moments of our time.

Little Voice is a solid and splendid Little Album.

Eleven very good songs and one real cracker - 'Between The Lines' -
head-and-shoulders above the rest.

The voice is soulful, elegant and never anything less than centered.

The band and producer are on her side.

Ms Bareilles grasp of jazzy vocal inflection is light and convincing -
'Vegas'; 'Come Round Soon'; 'Love On The Rocks' and 'Fairytale'
bring the young Ms R.L. Jones to mind - and no shame in that.

'Love Song'; 'Morningside' and 'Many The Miles' demonstrate her
not insignificant R&B credentials.

With 'Between The Lines' however we come to the centre of that
which this talented young woman is capable.
It is a truly gorgeous, bitter-sweet beauty of a song, which,
had she heard it first, Ms Twain may have fought tooth and claw to
possess in an attempt to resurrect her ailing career.

This one song alone is worth the price of the album.

Recommended.
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on 29 October 2014
Sara bareilles is something new, every song on this amazing album are excellent I particularly like Love on the rocks, Love song, Bottle it up and Fairy tale. Sara bareilles has some real talent. Sara bareilles should have more worldwide recognition. I will give this album a 10/10, I would highly recommend this album to anybody who likes Sara bareilles other albums or anyone who likes rock/pop music. Well done Sara you have done it again. Highly recommended.
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on 26 April 2011
Saw the film,"she's out of my league"and heard this track which really appealed to me,so I watched all the credits to work out who she was.Then took a chance with an Amazon digital download mp3 (best price).One of those albums where everyone's a winner!!
If you like west coast female vocals you will be pleasantly surprised.This lady deserves to be much better known,she's under the radar.
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on 15 September 2012
This singer undoubtably possesses a fine, rich singing voice, and she sings well, but for me there is a lack of emotional connection between singer and song. She sings the songs, but without the feeling that she really means it and lives it. Some quite good songs, some mediocre songs,some poor songs, and always that richness of voice, all leave lots of room for improvement.
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on 17 July 2009
I only bought the album for one song but when it arrived i realised that it had so many good tunes (some i'd heard and not realised were by the same artist and some i'd never heard). Bareilles voice is so calming i could listen to and sing along to her songs for hours and hours without getting bored!
Love the mix of upbeat and chilled all in one disc! Great CD
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2008
Sara Bareilles' first long-player is a triumph indeed. Not only are the songs catchy and poppy, her voice different and beautiful; the songs are full of wonderful lyrics. "Love Song", the opener, is not a love song at all, but the complete opposite - a protest to her record company that wanted her to write a conventional love song...when in fact, a lot of the album is about heartbreak, and seems to be focused on wanting someone that never gives quite enough back to you...for example "Come Round Soon" (a particular favourite), with the line 'One too many drinks tonight, and I miss you...like you were mine.' Beautiful. My favourite on the album though is the absolutely heartbreaking 'Between the Lines', about a relationship that was never quite on or off ('I tell myself all the words he surely meant to say / I'll talk until the conversation doesn't stay on / "Wait for me, I'm almost ready", when he meant "let go"), is achingly beautiful, and is definitely the most impressive track. "Love on the Rocks" and "Bottle It Up" are catchy stand-out tracks too, and another favourite of mine is "Fairytale", all about how the fairytale ending never happens and isn't all it's cracked up to be; the lyrics are witty and funny, a particular favourite line being 'The tall blonde lets out a cry of despair / Says "would have cut it myself if I knew men could climb hair" /I'll have to find another tower somewhere and keep away from the windows.' And finally, the closer, "Gravity" deserves a mention for Bareilles' amazing vocal performance. A heartbreaking end to an album of heartache, anger, but hope, too ("Many The Miles" and "Vegas" for example.) I don't like comparisons, but her voice and lyrics remind me vaguely of Fiona Apple; I'd say she's a poppier, easier to listen to version, and shows great promise. Invest in this album, it's wonderful.
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on 16 December 2008
I was really impressed with this album from Sara Bareilles. She has an incredible voice and it just gets better and better as you move to the next track. Buy it and enjoy! You won't be disappointed.

It is great to see such a talented artist on the scene; a good change from bland pop acts. More please.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 17 October 2007
I love women and I love piano's. So anything that combines the two is sure to be a winner with me, right?

So despite the fact that it's certainly easy to get blasé about yet another female songwriter, if you ignore the delightful Sara Bareilles then it's you that's losing out.

This is quite simply a delight.

Love Song, a former I-Tunes Single Of The Week, is a good indication of what to expect from a lot of the album. Straight up, catchy melodies backed up with Bareilles' gorgeous voice. The likes of Fairytale, Morningside and Vegas are delightful, but Bareilles can also excel on the slower stuff as well. Gravity, in particular, is a real tear-jerker.

If I was summing her up, I'd probably go for "a less willfully uncommercial Fiona Apple". And whilst she can never quite match up to Apple, on more than a few occasions she comes mighty close. And that's more than good enough for me.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2008
From the first time i heard the single released from this album, 'Love Song', i just knew that there was something special about this artist. And I wasn't wrong. We have all bought an album off the back of a good single and been disappointed, this will not happen with Sarah Bareilles. She has a beautiful voice, with an amazing mixture of blues verses pop vocalised with an elegant variety of power and beautiful dulcet tones. She reminds me a lot of Sarah McLaughlin especially the last track on the album, 'Gravity' (the tone of her voice is sometimes quite similar, this is by no means a bad thing)I wanted to write about each song as they are all spectacular but i think that you just need to buy the album to fully appreciate the quality of this artist. You should buy this album if you like the single. It is nice to find some 'fresh' music in amongst all of the copycat artists out there.
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on 19 April 2008
Been listening to this album for the last few months now, and its perfect chill out music, whatever your mood. A great selection of pop songs from Sara Bareilles. She's not very well known in this country yet, but I'm sure she will be soon...
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