Album Review: Juror Number 13 by Lara Herscovitch

Album Name: Juror Number 13
Artist: Lara Herscovitch
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I was expecting a straight up folk or pop record. I was not expecting the world feel that this record has. “Decisiones” is a lovely Spanish/Mexican tinged song.

Herscovitch’s voice is great. It’s crystal clear and soothing. It stands out on “Sylvia’s Eyes”. Lovely.

There are some nice story songs here, and one of my favorite things is story songs.

“The Day the Jury Got Away” has a great melody, immediately charming and the lyrics…well…funny, smart, clever, etc. Great song.

Same goes for “Blah, Blah, Blah” short and sweet but funny.

“Mr. Officer” is a silly song about getting a speeding ticket (and more). Reminds me of Christine Lavin the queen of funny folk songs.

This is an interesting and unique folk-pop album that I think will please many a music fan.

Posted on April 25, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Fine Line
2. Decisiones
3. Just Not Here
4. Sylvia’s Eyes
5. Se Puede
6. The Day the Jury Got Away
7. Blah Blah Blah (a love song)
8. Another Year
9. Ddembe
10. Go
11. Bozo Bounces Back
12. Greener Grass
13. Mr. Officer
14. Decisiones (Otras)

[Lara Herscovitch Official Site]


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