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Not Laura's best.,
This review is from: Warp And Weft (Audio CD)
I'm certainly a fan of Laura Veirs and I've followed her for many years, seeing her live a number of times in the UK. It's precisely because I'm so fond of her music that I found the album quite underwhelming. There are some 'good' songs on this album (e.g. Sun Song, Shape Shifter, the very catchy That Alice) but that's what they are - just 'good'.
As a particular fan of her albums Carbon Glacier and Year of the Meteors I found the album lacks the complex, brittle, stark melodies of this previous work. These albums had a mysterious 'other-worldliness' to them which is absent here. (Though to be honest this was also missing from the more commercially-sounding Saltbreakers). To my ears she seems to have lost the element of 'edginess' and 'darkness' that made her best work so interesting. Maybe that's becoming a mother for you! Still, it sure beats most stuff out there..
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2013 22:19:09 GMT
Ian Tandy says:
I understand what you are saying, but personally I liked Saltbreakers and I like this album as well. It is by any measure excellent.
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