15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
still fantastic in 2005,
This review is from: Let It Die (Audio CD)
I felt compelled to writing this review as it is such a great album. I am not often given to awarding 5 stars as so many reviews are done in haste and use the 5 stars to vindicate the purchaser rather than reflect the strength of the recording.
I discovered this last year when on holiday and it has been a constant since then, and it came into its' own when we were in Paris towards the end of the year where the album was recorded and it just fit so well and captured our hearts. There are definitely several sides to the album: laid back; 70's groove; french chanson all combining to make it varied and interesting. It is leftfield enough in a Beth Orton way to be cool but not edgy in a PJ Harvey way to be uncomfortable and the Bee Gees cover is superb. Personal favourite is Mushaboom which is sublime. Her voice is great and choice of songs serve to give it longevity
She is touring soon and I recommend trying to catch her live, or at least doing yourself a favour and buying this album.