Album Review: Face Painter by Emma Dean

Album Name: Face Painter
Artist: Emma Dean
Year/Label: 2006 / Doily Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Emma Dean comes across as a cousin of Nellie McKay at times on this ep. She has a unique take on the sound though.

She makes the spunky “3 meals” sting.

A more sensitive number like “Chai tea” is equally well handled. Dean’s vocals and piano resonate as she sings an intriguing song.

The wonderfully tilted “Too Fat for Ballet” resembles Frentes Angie Hart vocally, the words of accepting yourself for who you are become striking.

“Good song” is easy to sing along to.

Dean’s ep is a great listen.

Posted on February 18, 2007

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. 3 Meals
2. Chai Tea
3. Bicycle
4. Too Fat For Ballet
5. Chew Love
6. Good Song
7. Sunday

[Emma Dean Official Site]

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