Album Review: Rules for Jokers by Thea Gilmore

Album Name: Rules for Jokers
Artist: Thea Gilmore
Year/Label: 2001 / Compass Records

American Release, 2002 / Compass Records
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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Young singer Thea Gilmore has already made her third album. She favours a mostly acoustic, bare sound that suits her songs fine.

This is obvoius on the Dylanesque opener “Apparition no 12” which has frightening apocalyptic visions. Gilmore can also write playful songs like “This Girl is Taking bets”.

Her versatilty is striking as is her talent. Gilmore is not to be missed if you like modern folk with bite.

Posted on January 7, 2002

Track Listing
1. Apparition No. 12
2. Holding Your Hand
3. This Girl Is Taking Bets
4. Saviours And All
5. St. Luke’s Summer
6. The Things We Never Said
7. Seen It All Before
8. Benzedrine
9. Movie Kisses
10. Take Me Home
11. Keep Up
12. Saying Nothing
13. Inverigo

[Thea Gilmore Official Site]



Rating: 4 Stars
Comment: Inverigo is immense. Makes me smile when i’m driving in my car, a good feeling!
By Sian on Saturday, April 16, 2005

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