Album Review: Sick of Sarah by Sick of Sarah

Album Name: Sick of Sarah
Artist: Sick of Sarah
Year/Label: 2008 / Adamant Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Sick of Sarah is a band from my hometown, Minneapolis, MN. They have a cool rock edgy sound using interesting melodies and fun beats. The vocals are perfect for the songs, which are well-composed, and the musicianship is first rate.

The name comes from a band member’s roommate who was sick of her name (Sarah, obvy). So no one is actually sick of someone named Sarah, though that would be funnier.

Daisies is a great way to open the album. It’s jumpy and energetic and makes me want to move, though my co-workers may frown on that. Probably better to listen to at home. And also listen at a higher volume level than I am allowed in my cubicle.

Not Listening is also a stand out, it seems to be one that catches my attention frequently.

Paint Like That
is really cool. It’s a nice folky pop song, simpler with mostly vocals and guitar (and a titch of reverb) that really shows of the fantastic vocals of Abisha Uhl.

Breakdown reminds me of Tegan and Sara

They’ve represented a few styles here, showing that they’re very good at all of them. I am proud and happy that they’re in Minneapolis and hope I can see them live soon as I am sure they will rock my socks.

Track Listing
1. Daisies
2. Bittersweet
3. Not Listening
4. Give Me A Reason
5. Fall
6. Hardest Part
7. Common Mistake
8. Mr. Incredible
9. Paint Like That
10. Breakdown

[Sick of Sarah on Adamant Records Site]
[Sick of Sarah on My Space]

1 comment for “Album Review: Sick of Sarah by Sick of Sarah

  1. December 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Great Review Amy!I hope that you do get the chance to see Sick of Sarah live too! I must warn you though, once you see them once Live! You will want to keep going back for more! These girls have so much fun on stage, that you are guaranteed to have a good time! You can catch some of video’s of them up on YouTube in the meantime.. :) – Kinbarii

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