Album Review: Rock N Roll Pony by Gina Villalobos

Album Name: Rock N Roll Pony
Artist: Gina Villalobos
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Gina Villalobos’ second album sees her making potent Americana. Her feisty voice and talent shine through here. Like Lucinda Williams she has a rock attitude that makes her all the more compelling.

“Not Enough” is a tough, rootsy song with a catchy chorus. It’s a perfect song to play before going out for a night on the town.

“What I’d give” is a perfect sad song that still refuses to be depressing. The cover of World Party’s “Put the message in the box” is appealingly countryfied. “I’m alright” is a strong-voiced track. Villalobos gift for writing songs is apparent here.

Throughout the music is catchy but never simple and the lyrics sharp and insightful.

Gina Villalobos is clearly going places.

Posted on April 21, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. California
2. Not Enough
3. Why
4. What I’d Give
5. We Got It Slow
6. Fooling Around
7. Put the Message in the Box
8. I’m Alright
9. So Much For Dying
10. Faded
11. Trying to Find You
12. Can’t Come Down

[Gina Villalobos Official Site]


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