Album Review: Goddess by Melissa Cox

Album Name: Goddess
Artist: Melissa Cox
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

First thing I noticed is that it’s mixed really low. I had to turn my speakers up quite a bit for it to be nearly as loud as the CD I previously listened to. The copy of the CD I received only had three songs on it: ‘Goddess”, “Elijah, Elijah” and “Simply I”. The latter isn’t even on the CD you can buy. So this is kind of a weird review, but I was able to listen to at last part of some of the songs on CD Baby.

Other than the production…

The music is folk with a Celtic feel. Cox’s voice is nice and rich. The melodies are nothing drastically out-there, just your folk type melodies, but they do have that Celtic feel to them. It is reminiscent of a really stripped down Loreena McKennitt or Edie Reader.

I can’t say this record stands out a lot in amongst the others I’ve reviewed recently, but that is not such a bad thing. It is pretty. If you like Celtic folk, I think you’ll like this recording.

Stand out song: “Elijah, Elijah” is beautiful.

Posted on August 23, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Goddess
2. Dive
3. Elijah, Elijah
4. Dear John Keats
5. Superman
6. Fuse
See note in body of review

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