Album Review: Little Light by Allison Crowe

Album Name: Little Light
Artist: Allison Crowe
Year/Label: 2008 Rubenesque Records Ltd.

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

First of all, look at that cover photo…could she be any cuter?

Secondly, I don’t really know what else I can say about Allison Crowe that I haven’t said already in the 6 years I’ve been reviewing her CDs and listening to her music. She’s fantastic, I know it, you know it, and since she only gets better as the years progress you can probably guess what I think of this record. I am just having a hard time putting it into words. Luckily she is more creative than I and keeps putting out great records.

‘Disease’ is really cool. It is very dramatic. There is lots of banging on piano and weird rhythms. This is quite different for her. The piano is dizzying. Several times now, while it’s been on shuffle with others, it’s stopped me in my tracks. This is currently my favorite track.

While I am at a loss for new adjectives, she is always coming up with something new. Guess that’s why she writes songs and I don’t!

Another great one Ally!

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1 Northern Lights
2 Angels
3 Disease
4 Time After Time
5 Little Light
6 Happy People
7 Hold Back
8 Choose to Be
9 Running for Home
10 When I’m Gone
11 Wedding Song

[Allison Crowe Official Site]


3 comments for “Album Review: Little Light by Allison Crowe

  1. anna
    September 26, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Yes she’s cute as a button and sings as wonderfully as ever.

  2. October 13, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Amy, thank you! You’ve been listening from the very start! I went back and checked, and you’re the first international music reviewer to play, and write, about Allison’s music.

    It’s amazing we’re something like five CDs later, in five years.

    Allison is presently in the remotest region of the UK – but, I’ll be sure to let her know when she’s plugged in once more, you’re enjoying her newest music, and Disease is a fave ( :

    Here’s hoping that in 2009 Allison will visit you in Minnie, and, also, Anna, drop by your home territory, Sweden.

    cheers, Adrian

  3. Amy
    October 16, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Hi Adrian
    Wow, the first, huh? That’s cool. I really do hope she can come to Minneapolis. If she were interested, I may even cease my hiatus on house concerts 😉 At the very least she is welcome to stay with me and my small zoo. And thanks to you for always being so supportive of me and of this site.

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