Album Review: The Pagan Romantics by Kristie Nalley

Album Name: The Pagan Romantics
Artist: Kristie Nalley
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Kristie Nalley and her band play an intriguing country-tinged brand of rock.

Opener “Barely Legal” ooze confidence as Nalley sings of a temptress who’s far too young. Nalley’s coquettish vocals are a strong feature on this record.

“Life in a box” is a delightful swirl of a record.

“To Tennessee” is a strong country song with a great chorus. Nalley’s singing is more in the rock than the country tradition (no twang at all) which makes for originality.

“Get Back Down Here” is garage rock in the Cramps vein. Nalley shamelessly rhymes “rain” with “plain” and gets away with it.

It’s that kind of an album. Short but sweet. In barely half an hour it’s over and you’re left with the urge to hear it again.

Posted on November 8, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Barely Legal
2. Life in a Box
3. Mr. Producer Man
4. Cloudy Sky
5. To Tennessee
6. Be My Man
7. Get Back Down There
8. Mama’s Wine
9. Divorce Me
10. Pineapple, Orange, and Me
11. Sorry
12. Too Far

[Kristie Nalley Official Site]


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