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A disappointing album from a usually gifted songstress,
This review is from: Ophelia (Audio CD)
The original reviewer is absolutely right - Natalie needs to lighten up! All these songs can be didvided into several different categories: Downbeat, funereal and boring - Thick as Thieves, Effigy and The Living; Sparky and interesting - Life is sweet, Kind and Generous and Break Your Heart; and poetic, mystical and unusual - Ophelia, King of May and When They ring the Golden Bells. The better songs are her lighter moments, and I know that she wants to be consdered artistically credible, but musicians such as Fiona Apple manage to be devastating and spooky without making you feel as if the world is full of pain and punishment! The stodgy, suicidal lyrics often descend into melodrama. Natalie has a beautiful, stunning voice, clear and startling as a bell, but she needs some better material. Don't get me wrong: I love Tigerlily, finding it an imaginative, lyrical and fascinating piece of work. I just won't be buying Motherland in a hurry.....
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Initial post: 20 Apr 2013 16:47:18 BDT
Shane O'Mahony says:
Lighten up ? No give me lots more of this. It's yourself and Michael Ruby(the original reviewer) that are clearly in the minority here. This is a beautiful album worthy of great praise but obviously not for you. Also you missed out with Motherland too, another excellent album.
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