Album Review: Me Beautiful by Andi Starr

Album Name: Me Beautiful
Artist: Andi Starr
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

This is an achingly fragile and yes, beautiful record from Andi Starr. The title track sees her singing compelling but her words are of self-loathing. Still the song offers a tiny sliver of hope to hang on to.

“Little Angel” continues and is the barest whisper of a song, barely there but all the better for it. “Ellliott” is a tribute to the late Elliott Smith and it’s very moving. It becomes a quiet lullaby as Starr sings of missing the “man the white suit”.

“Hold on” is vaguely more upbeat and recalls Mazzy Starr. The edgy lyrics to “Billboard Bait” paint an ugly picture of Hollywood but the song remains calm all the same.

Listen closely and you get the idea.

“Me Beautiful” is a fine addition to anyone’s collection.

Posted on October 11, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Missing you
2. Me Beautiful
3. Little angel
4. In your letters
5. Turn this ship
6. Elliott
7. Hold on
8. Billboard bait
9. Wounded Little bird(hush prelude)
10. Hush
11. Wash away
12. When you get to your season

[Andi Starr Official Site]


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