Album Review: Pulling all the Rind Off by Suzy Callahan

Album Name: Pulling all the Rind Off
Artist: Suzy Callahan
Year/Label: 2006 / Scared Guy Music

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Suzy Callahan’s CDs have been reviewed here on Collected Sounds before but not by me. Anna Maria reviewed Callahan’s 2005 release, “Happier Than Everybody Else” back in April of that year and liked it quite a bit.

The most noticeable thing about this record is Suzy’s voice. It’s very pretty, for lack of a better word. It’s breathy, sweet and sounds great harmonizing with itself. There are times when it seems a hair off the note (not enough to call it “pitchy”, dog). But that’s not common. Usually it’s right on.

“I’m the Teacher” is probably the stand out song here. It really makes you perk up and listen. Very catchy melody yet it’s interesting and not obvious. It’s a great happy sounding folk song.

“Little Duck” has some very nice harmonization as well as a great melody.

I also like “College Girl”.

Since I never heard Suzy’s last release, I can’t compare it to this. But this is a nice recording, and one I’m sure I’ll keep listening to well after this review is posted.

Note: the full title of the album is Pulling all the Rind off, Right Down to the Center, Sweet as Any Nectar, Savor Every Piece, That I could, Never Knew Strange Fruit Could Taste So Good.

Posted on February 14, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Oh Yeah
2. Pretty Soldiers
3. I’m The Teacher
4. Little Duck
5. Only Apart
6. Karen
7. Why We All Believe
8. Paparazzi
9. College Girl
10. Eye Level

[Suzy CallahanaOfficial Site]


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