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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple quality music, 11 May 2011
This review is from: Chinese Boxes (Audio CD)
I have had this particular album for some time and it has compelled me to write this my first review on Amazon for music. This is a good quality album with some very worthwhile songs. What I like about it is it's understated quality. Granted there are singers who are technically some way above Ms Richey but so many female singers, along with their engineers and producers, feel they have to throw everything at us to get our attention. It is refreshing to have something like this that is human paced, sans over the top effects and quietly reflective. The recording is good quality to boot (are you listening.......literally you engineers? Wean yourself off the compressors and all the other tricks you pull to try and stay ahead please!). Love the title track. The poetic lyric encapsulates a certain type of individual beautifully getting right to the heart of the matter. I did notice that some of the songs are very similar rhythmically (listen to the kick from track to track and you'll see what I mean) but then it gives you a clue to the fact that she does have something to communicate. Some people love complex arrangements and harmonic fireworks this album is not that. It is a collection of grown up asides and observations though (It would probably hit quite hard if you had recently been through some kind of break up or relationship difficulty I think) presented honestly and professionally. Worth buying most definitely. Four well earned stars to Ms Richey and the gang of many!
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