Album Review: Real by Nicola

Album Name: Real
Artist: Nicola
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Nicola is certainly real, she has a fabulous voice and a minimal, but rockin’ sound. This debut can barely contain the fire that emanates from Nicola and her two-man band. Vocally there’s few who could hold a candle to Nicola, she is a truly fearless singer.

The title track is slow, but intense. It holds echoes of Melissa Etheridge at her best.

“Think Twice” is a bluesy number that sounds terrific. Nicola scat-sings a little to great effect.

“Give Me that Something” is a very sexy song that has Nicola displaying all her vocal prowess while singing of somebody with “bedroom eyes”. She takes a detour into Spanish which is very suggestive.

“Real” is a very nice record that should please fans of bluesy rock.

Posted on November 15, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Down
2. Real
3. How Long
4. Think Twice
5. Talk To Me
6. Anywhere
7. Give Me That Something
8. Leave It Alone
9. Fallen Angel
10. One Little Girl (Live)

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