Album Review: EP by Coles Whalen

Album Name: EP
Artist: Coles Whalen
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

For some reason I’ve been getting a ton of EPs lately. Some, I’m thankful they’re not full length, but for the most part I wish they were longer.

I am happy to report that Coles Whalen’s EP is one of these.

“Why I Cry” is one of those break up songs that hits home to those of us who have lost someone to another person. It’s quite personal and sad (and she’s a little pissed off). It’s also quite catchy and will stick in your head for hours, maybe days.

Whalen has a jazzy, smooth, sultry voice. Her songwriting style is rock, with a jazzy flair. She incorporates both guitar and piano prominently.

This is a great recording, I really like it. I’m looking forward to a full-length CD from Coles Whalen.

Stand out songs: “Pick up the Pieces”, “Sevens” oh hell I’ll name them all. Not a bad one in the bunch.

Posted on October 17, 2004

Track Listing
1. Why I Cry
2. Pick Up The Pieces
3. Sevens
4. Hollow Railroad
5. Providence
6. Old Man Reality

[Coles Whalen Official Site]

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