Album Name: Ready
Artist: Jen Chapin
Year/Label: 2006 / Hybrid Recordings
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I reviewed Jen Chapin’s previous release, Linger back in 2004 and I enjoyed it. I liked that it was kind of a jazzy record. This one is as well. There’s definitely something unique about this artist.
Having said that, I do hear a little Lisa Loeb on “Strip it Bare”. Probably just how the melody goes along on one plane then scoops into a series of higher notes.
Chapin has a knack for writing interesting melodies that are catchy without being too poppy. This is clearly in the AAA genre. Music for grown ups.
Stand out songs: “Ready”, “Time”, and “Let it Show”
Not that it matters, but she is the daughter of Harry Chapin. I did not know that when I wrote the last review. Like I said, it makes no difference, just an interesting tidbit.
Posted on June 11, 2006
Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Jen has come really far since her last CD – Did anyone see her on Conan? Great stuff !
name: Ariel on Monday, June 12, 2006
1. Strip it Bare
2. To the New
3. Scream Laugh Cry
6. Let it Show
8. Election Day
10. Go On