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Opinion please...

I have massive self doubt when it comes to expressing myself in public. Is this an okay music review?

GREAT CD! I can listen to it over and over, catching new meanings or sounds with each revisit. Excellent musicianship – the drumming ROCKS, the various strings and their arrangements are outstanding. While somehow maintaining an overall sense of unity, there is a lot of variety to the songs-from flat out rocking, to dark melodies, to world music, and more. Lindsay is a master lyricist. I have had all the songs stuck in my head at some point, and I’m thankful!

Also - buy the new Lindsay Smith CD Beautiful Life. It seriously is outstanding - I haven't taken it out of my car's CD player since I got it.. I wish I could write a good enough review that actually expresses how great the CD is.

Argh. I'm going to go fold some laundry.


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Jun. 18th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Sounds good to me.
Jun. 18th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
The first time I tried to write something it was much longer and waaaaay more effusive. It was genuine, but I had so many wonderfuls and amazings and supercoolawesomes that it didn't sound genuine to me. Adulation overload. BUT DESERVEDLY SO. Still, I tried to tone it down. Plus CD Baby has a word limit - thank Goodness.

Anyway, using big words also sounded pretentious or worse considering I don't have the musical knowledge to backup any Aeolian cadences references.

Plus, I've listened to it sooo often I'm to the point where I could say something like "I love the drum bit just before the last chorus on YWW" or "the harp on Anna Ng is adorable and brilliant" or "I remember reading the myth of Persephone back in elementary school, but after hearing Lindsay's lyrics I'm looking at the story from a whole new grown up perspective" which is too detailed and poorly phrased - but I still wanted to write some actual content in the review other than just "Love this CD" - you know? I wanted some explanation as to why I like it. I figure as much as I got out of the CD I owed something back. :)

Edited at 2009-06-18 03:42 am (UTC)
Jun. 18th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
I think it's a great, concise review (and I'm glad the CD is on it's way to me), and I think you should email the full thing to Linz...I think she'd love that! :)
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
I likes it.
Consider it Toaster Approved!
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