on 2 March 2009
Absoloutly Superb Album. Amy Macdonald is a awsome artist great voice good lyrics. the track "This is the Life" really is a good song. all the tracks are fantastic. its especaily great as theres an extra disc with Live versions. and the Acoustic version of this is the life. i have Seen Amy Macdonald live aswel and she really is worth going to see. one of Scotlands finest female talents i would have to say. i recomend this Album is a good choice for anyone to buy. her lyrics are just right. buy the album, sit back and enjoy!
on 1 June 2010
Bought this album after hearing the title track 'This is The Life', not expecting too much but i think this album is fantastic. Stand-out tracks for me are:
Mr Rock and Roll
This Is The Life
A Wish For Something More
All of these are great upbeat songs which i loved, her voice and the acoustic guitar work great together, not to take away from the others but these were my favourites. The one disc edition is more than worth it but the two disc edition comes with some great Acoustic and Live versions of the singles where you can really hear the scottish accent come out. Also the track 'Rock Bottom' is one of the bonus tracks on the second disc which i thought was easily worthy of being on the album so the two disc edition is excellent value.
If you like folk style guitar and a strong voice then check this out!
on 13 February 2014
I just came across Amy McDonald (apparently, with three kids, I have been under a rock for years). She is spectacular! She is the first new artist that I have been able to get excited about in years. Some of the tracks reveal her young age on this disc (Youth of Today, This is the Life), while others hide it behind insightful songs (Mr. Rock and Roll). No doubt she was an up and coming talent when she released this record, and that raw talent shines strongly in this least polished, but most organic of her three records to date.