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A very fine album,
This review is from: Are We There (Audio CD)
This is a very fine album which has real musical and lyrical intelligence and genuine feeling underlying it. Sharon van Etten has a powerful, haunting voice and uses some rather unconventional harmonies which have great dramatic effect. Coupled with her original chord structures and melodic invention, it all goes to make songs which are distinctive and very powerful. They're not always an easy, relaxing listen by any means but they draw you in and often have a powerful emotional impact. There is also true beauty here in places - the lovely falling cadences in I Know and the beautiful Our Love, for example. There is more to be heard here every time I listen to it.
The whole album is a bit of real class, I think, and has the lasting quality of beauty built on noble bones. Red on Black has already written an excellent review here and has said much of what I was going to say, so I won't bang on needlessly. I suggest you rear RoB's review, listen to a few samples and snap this up. It is something quite special.
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Initial post: 29 May 2014 11:43:45 BDT
Red on Black says:
Sid thanks for the kind comment. Its a darkly brilliant album - cheers Rob
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