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Money well Spent
on 22 May 2013
I am very rarely moved to write reviews and you might think an album of 10 songs entitled 'Sad Singalong Songs' a bit unappealing...depressing even, but this is an album with some of the most emotional, heartfelt music and vocals with meaningful, intelligent lyrics that I have heard in many a year.
I had never even heard of Dutch singer-songwriter, Anouk, until a week ago when I heard her first single,'Birds' from this album and became totally captivated. There is not one poor song on this album, they are all winners in their own right...sure, some are slow-boilers, taking some time to soak into your psyche, but none should be discounted. Many, if not all of the songs have a cinematic, vignette quality about them which totally works in the context of this album.
From the ethereal and uplifting 'Birds' and 'Pretending' and the catchy,almost optimistic 'Stardust' to the sad, even dark themes of 'The Good Life' and quirky but marvellous 'Kill' about a woman's dilemma of what to do about her cheating husband. Then there are the slower melancholy but hauntingly beautiful and intense songs; 'Are you Lonely?' and 'I Don't Know Nothing.'
This is a very rare and special collection of songs which deserves to be listened to and recognised for the masterpiece that it is.