Album Review: Gorgeous Enormous by Carolyn AlRoy

Album Name: Gorgeous Enormous
Artist: Carolyn AlRoy
Year/Label: 2005 / Wussy Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Carolyn AlRoy’s debut is fresh and sweet pop songs.

Opener “Do You Know what I mean” features her lovely vocals and ringing guitars. It’s a real gem.

“The Reality Song” has a neat melody and a great vocal. If pop’s done this way it’s tasteful and not the slightest bit silly.

“Waiting for the Light” is a delicate ballad,that exposes AlRoy’s vocal in a soft setting.

The cover of Beatles “Helter Skelter” is pretty amazing. AlRoy recreates the primal howl as a lounge song and it works well. So many have covered Beatles tunes but few have done it this well.

“You Belong to Me” ends the album, a standard from the fifties that is given a nice remake.

It’s a thoroughly likable and sweet album.

Posted on December 16, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Do You Know What I Mean
2. My First Mistake
3. Italian Parsley
4. The Reality Song
5. Valentines Day
6. He’s Amazing
7. Sound of Revolution
8. Waiting For The Light
9. Anything Can Happen
10. Waiting For You To Be Born
11. Helter Skelter
12. You Belong To Me

[Carolyn AlRoy Official Site]


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