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Rare musical talent - beautiful, diverse, funky and genuinely original,
This review is from: My Favourite Letters (Audio CD)
I didn't discover this album - or Alice Russell - until spring 2008, but it was a revelation to me. She's the best artist I've come across in a long time. I vividly remember the first time I listened to it properly, sat outside in the first hot sunny day of the year in Copenhagen. The sheer, breathtaking delicate beauty combined with the totally original sound of I'm Just Here totally blew me away. As did many of the other tunes.
This lady really can sing, but that's not what makes this album so special. There are tons of technically talented singers who can seemingly manage little more than formulaic vocal noodling. In stark contrast, Alice is genuinely original and truly versatile.
At times, spectacularly tender and touching on Mirror Mirror and I'm Just Here, while at others brilliantly upbeat on Humankind and All Over Now. Not every song touches these dizzy heights, but there is a lot of quality on this album. This is rare musical talent on display here - if you haven't experienced it, you're seriously missing out.