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January 25, 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea


Yet another from NPR First Listen, here's The Sea. I got really, really sick of "Put Your Records On" when the radio was playing it constantly a few years ago, but I figured I'd try the new one anyway. I'm not the hugest fan of her voice, but I think it works really well in certain types of songs. I really like "The Blackest Lily:"

My other favorites are "Paris Nights/New York Mornings:"

And "Paper Dolls:"

Most of the other tracks were less interesting, though, and I ended up getting kind of bored by the album as a whole. Hm. The songs I liked had the quickest tempos, I think. Maybe I like her voice better in faster songs. She tends toward the whiny in the slow ones. Of course, her husband died two years ago, so she's entitled to some less-than-happiness. But there's a way to be sad without whining.

Posted by Kat at January 25, 2010 01:00 PM
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