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Superb Pop-Rock crossover evoked from 80's youth,
This review is from: Ladyhawke (Audio CD)
I bought the album on the premise of the fine underrated songs My Delirium and Paris is Burning and I wasn't disappointed, this is coming from somebody who has prefered the likes of Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Green Day, Franz Ferdinand over the past half decade.
The stand out songs on her Eponymous album are Magic that has one hell of a powerful Synth riff and Michael Hutchence style delivery, My Delirum with it's memorable chrous, Paris is Burning with an fine bass hooks that meet Bananarama Synth, Professonal Suicide with a cheeky dig at reforming groups with synth's that Gary Numan would have been proud to produce and Crazy World that has The Bangle's meeting 80's Fleetwood Mac.
The influences here are from Cyndi Lauper, 80's Fleetwood Mac, Kim Wilde, INXS and Bruce Springsteen to synth sounds that are familiar with Gary Numan and Val Halen during the 1980's and cult brat-pack film's of that time.
The presence of synth and guitar in every track makes for an ideal crossover for rock lovers and pop passionista's as 'Pip' Brown's delivery is spot on with an ode to Stevie Nicks, Kim Wilde, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Hutchence.
5 Stars for a flashback to 80's youth with a modern twist that would grace the soundtrack to the Brat-Pack Movies perfectly. Ladyhawke is going places.
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2010, 16:49:04 GMT
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ScottPaul ScottPaul says:
Well done for not only mentioning the great Kim Wilde as a major influence for this talented hot new female once but twice. I'm so sick of the times rubbish like Madonna gets name-dropped just cos everyone knows the old bint, when real talent like Kim (just cos they're totally and offensively forgotten in an American-worshipping marketplace and Simon Cowell polluted flop soundscape!) gets ignored even when her influence is so obvious, and I like the way you mentioned her alongside INXS, Springsteen and other males Ladyhawke brings to mind. Well done you, nice one!! Probably the best review on here certainly for accurate name-dropping.
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