Album Review: Slink by Danielle Lubené

Album Name: Slink
Artist: Danielle Lubené
Year/Label: 2003 / Little Gypsy Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

“I had a dream I was kissing the devil, what does it mean?” ponders Danielle Lubené on her debut. That gives a god idea of the subject matter and the lyrical daring she has.

“April Fool” is a becalmed song with a sensuous vocal.

“My Henry Miller” has her looking for the perfect partner. The music is up-tempo and punkily giddy. The resemblance to a young Patti Smith is striking. “I want to know spiritual. I want to know dirty and primal” she sums up her yearning.

“No Way” is bright and poppy and has an irresistible melody.

The rocker “Of Purest White” makes the comparison with Patti Smith and PJ Harvey unavoidable. Lubené sings with a heated abandon that is purely her own though.

“Do You Ever” is like a song by Kate Bush. Its eerie calm hides a sharp egde.

This is a great debut.

Posted on May 23, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Temptation (Old Flame)
2. April Fool
3. My Henry Miller
4. Shackled Tied-Up Buried Chained
5. One Song
6. Shrinking and Disappearing
7. No Way
8. Of Purest White
9. Unwound
10. Wrecking Ball
11. Do You Ever
12. Unmarked Grave

[ Danielle Lubené Official Site]

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