Album Review: Sweet and Vicious by Allison’s Invention

Album Name: Sweet and Vicious
Artist: Allison’s Invention
Year/Label: 2011 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Allison Tartalia relased the album “Ready” back in 2002 and as Allison’s Invention she has just done an ep that’s emotionally sung and has great tunes to boot.

Clean is a cathartic song about facing the past and looking forward to the future.

The title song is a gorgeous piano ballad filled with uncomfortable truths about relationships. Her vocal delivery is wonderfully strong.

Ran sees her struggling with the past and present dreams, to a tune that’s powerfully built.

The closing, Just a Body, is a truly stunning closer, Tartalia dealing with her mother’s death. “It’s just a body, it isn’t her” she sings, a both comforting and sad thought. She’s moving on but the scars are clearly visible.

It’s a remarkable ep.

Track Listing

1. Clean
2. Sweet and Vicious
3. Ran
4. Pangaea
5. New Low
Just a Body

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