Album Review: Cut to the Chase by Javelyn

Title: Cut to the Chase
Artist: Javelyn
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I can’t really name a genre that Javelyn fits into. Except to say that the music has a “Miami Vice” feel. The echoy vocals and drum-machine sounding beats take me back a couple of decades.

The opening track, “Daybreak” is even a little “older” sounding. Quite 70s, actually. But it’s got a really cool melody.

Her voice is pleasing and shows its skill best on “Civil War” where she’s able to growl a little.

“Little Creatures” is pretty and is a little more updated.

If you like your pop music a little retro-sounding, you might dig Javelyn.

Posted on May 13, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Daybreak
2. Civil War
3. Someone’s Kid
4. Cut to the Chase
5. Not Alone
6. Fly with Me
7. Truth and Honesty
8. Familiar Face
9. Paradise
10. Dear Mr. President
11. Little Creatures
12. Only From You

[Javelyn Official Site]

Comments:

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: “retro” – what decade are you from? I really liked this CD… especially in light of all that is happening in the world – Javelyn helps me escape and feel better about stuff. this review sounds like a very jaded person. sorry, you said to rate the CD review, too.
name: Candice

Ed. Note: No apologies needed…I did, indeed, say it’s OK to comment on the review. We need opinions other than mine here. But, to answer your question…I am a child of the 70s-80s. It sounds very much from those decades to me. I did not say that is a bad thing. It’s just what I observed. Feel free to disagree. And if the music makes you feel good then that’s great! I don’t think I’m jaded. But it is true that I listen to and review about 20 CDs a week and I’ve heard a WIDE range of stuff. This sounds “older” to me…again…I never said there was anything wrong with that.

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