5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A brilliant impulse buy!,
This review is from: THEA GILMORE / AVALANCHE (Audio CD)
I had never heard any of Thea Gilmore's songs before I bought Avalanche on impulse, after reading numerous rave reviews. I don't know what I was expecting from the album, but what I got was a very pleasant surprise, and one that I have played to death ever since. I can't believe I lived my life without hearing these songs! Thea's voice is raw and full of energy and she puts over the lyrics in such a way that you just know she means what she says, to music that is beautiful and fitting. I admit that on first play, I wasn't too sure about what I heard, but I perservered and thank goodness, because it's definitely a grower. Now I adore this album and wouldn't be without it. My personal favourite tracks are 'God Knows', 'Heads Will Roll' and 'Avalanche' which are all very different in style but similar in excellence. I also love the song 'Juliet' which is probably the most commercial-sounding song on the CD.
It doesn't bother me that none of my friends has heard of Thea, because I'm positive that soon, everyone will know her songs and recognise her talent. I am now trying to decide which of her other albums I should buy next - I'm open to recommendations!