Album Review: The Musician by Jennifer Terran

Album Name: The Musician
Artist: Jennifer Terran
Year/Label: 2001 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Jennifer Terran has made her third album a concept album about a woman, Mad Magdaline; who kills “mr Recordman”.
This is a symbolic way for the artist to prove her independence in an increasingly corporate world.
Terran is a gifted singer with a fierce intelligence that shines through in her songs.
Her intense music carries echoes of other singers from Laura Nyro to Jane Siberry, but her vision is her own.
This album will affect both the heart and the mind of the listener.

Posted on June 18, 2001

Track Listing
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1. Liberty Lunch
2. This Recording
3. The Painter
4. Mad Magdaline
5. Sweet Love
6. Sounding a Simple Chord
7. Emotional Laxatives
8. Skating
9. Sticky Sweet 8 to 5 Lady
10. Unconditional Love
11. Grand Canyon
12. Santa’s Secret
13. Magdaline Try

[Jennifer Terran Official Site]



Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: If Jennier Terran has a voice as much incomparable as unforgettable, it is because she is also that in real life. Her authentic and sensual voice awakes up in us emotions so deep inside that thinking of it makes nearly crying of pain or joy, as if truth had a price. But what makes her music so strong is that mix of serious and humour. Worldwide known, Jennifer Terran is like her music : independent, sensible and fragile, in a different way than musical ways. Brilliant songwriter and gifted singer, Jennifer controls her carrier, smartly and with no concession. She publishes on her label her songs that are all, in a way, only one love story, remembering all the foundations of life. Her last album, untitled simply “The musician”, is approved by all press, and is the following of the two previous albums. Except that Jennifer Terran seems to better control emotions so that she can share it with anybody who would feel the same. Sometimes serious, sometimes painful or tortured, this album explains in 13 unforgettable songs pains and hurts of human soul and the absolute necessity to live a life that is like us, even if you have to pay full price. Because there is a feeling of solitude that deserve it…
by lovingyou on Thursday, October 7, 2004

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