Album Review: Rivers of Stars by Andrea Perry

Album Name: Rivers of Stars
Artist: Andrea Perry
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

The more I listen to this record the more I love it. There are shades of so many other artists that I like. Yet, Andrea Perry is really very original.

There’s a sort of lo-fi feel to this record that is so darn appealing. It makes me want to learn all the lyrics so I can sing along. I’d say it’s a sort of a Simon & Garfunkel meets Belle & Sebastian with Beatles-esque twist.

“Fly” is beautiful and haunting. Perry has the perfect voice for this style of music. While I don’t often like multiple voices singing in unison (I usually prefer that if more than one voice is singing, that they are harmonizing, otherwise it sounds like a children’s choir) she does it here and with great success. I think it’s lovely.

I don’t really know what more I can say about this record except that it’s one of my very favorites of the year so far. I’ve played it for some friends who have also loved it. So please go check it out if you like pop music.

I would say the stand out songs are those in the middle, tracks, 4, 5 and 6. With “Take Me Where the Lions Roar” being my favorite…today anyway. That could change.

Posted on October 8, 2006

Track Listing
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1. Fly
2. Leaves of October
3. Broken Heart
4. Don’t You Still Want Me
5. It’s in the Way
6. Take Me Where the Lions Roar
7. This Little Time
8. Never Knew
9. Reservoir
10. Soul Cries
11. Let’s Not Go Out Tonight
12. Day Moon
13. Wasting Away
14. Rivers of Stars

[Andrea Perry Official Site]

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