Album Name: Mt. Pleasant
Artist: Jennie Arnau
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I put this CD on shuffle with a bunch of others I was reviewing and as sometimes happens, every time I heard something I liked and looked to see what it was, it was this record.
I don’t even really know how to describe the music…it does not fit squarely into any genre. It’s part rock, part folk, part pop…I guess I would call it light rock. But that’s not all that accurate either.
Let’s just say the record is filled with songs that are well-written, well performed and fun to listen to. Arnau’s voice is a great match for the material. It’s strong without being overbearing and she can be soft and pretty when she needs it to be.
Plus I like a song that includes the lyrics “Let’s get drunk and stupid”
Track 5 has some nice spots where she really plays with the rhythm and it’s unexpected and therefore great in my mind.
Track 9 reminds me of Heather Nova.
This is a really unique and interesting record. And I mean that in a good way.
Posted on October 8, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Float On
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Who Will Come with Me
6. Dust Bowl Days
7. To Live Without Love
8. Bottle Rocket
9. Hit the Ground
10. Hang the Moon