Album Review: Hunting My Dress by Jesca Hoop

Album Name: Hunting My Dress
Artist: Jesca Hoop
Year/Label: 2010 / Last Laugh

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

By now you might have heard of Jesca Hoop’s stint as nanny for Tom Waits’ kids and her remarkable debut album. The follow-up is just as magical, her strengths as singer and songwriter remain.

Opener Whispering Light is fluid and sinuous with Hoop’s gorgeous vocal framed by a smart tune.

Feast of the Heart has a supple tune for her to weave her magic against. Here she recalls P.J Harvey briefly.

Murder of Birds has a guest vocal by Guy Garvey of Elbow and he fits right in with the mostly restrained backing, and Hoop’s dreamy vocal. It’s a relaxed sound but the words are pretty ominous.

Tulip buzzes rather harshly and has a lyric about murder and such. Hoop’s delivery is as ever faultless. She really creates a mood.

This is one album you shouldn’t miss.

Track Listing
1. Whispering Light
2. The Kingdom
3. Feast of the heart
4. Angel mom
5. Four Dreams
6. Murder of Birds
7. Bed across the sea
8. Tulip
9. Hunting my dress

[Jesca Hoop Official Site]

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