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.
3. Not Listening
4. Give Me A Reason
6. Hardest Part
7. Common Mistake
8. Mr. Incredible
9. Paint Like That