Album Review: Magic by Melanie Joy

Album Name: Magic
Artist: Melanie Joy
Year/Label: 2006 / Music Mentor

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Melanie Joy makes her debut here with a focused and melodic effort. The singer and pianist has a remarkable skill for writing songs.

“Falling In” is a sensitive and moving song, Joy’s piano weighing in well. I’m reminded of Sarah McLachlan’s early work.

“Salesman Santicity” rests on Joy’s fragile but passionate vocal and the sweet melody.

“World’s Breaking Through Me” is a lovely ballad that explores sadness without succumbing to it. The strings are tastefully done as well.

An unexpected cover of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t so” adds to the album’s appeal.

It’s definitely a kind of magic at work here.

Posted on March 29, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Magic
2. Falling In
3. Three
4. Salesman Sanctity
5. World’s Breaking Through Me
6. Penelope
7. Chasing Time
8. Cactusman
9. Perfect Army
10. Say It Ain’t So
11. Elevators & Cherry Pie
12. Buried Magic

[Melanie Joy Official Site]


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