Album Review: This Life by Jocelyn Scofield

Album Name: This Life
Artist: Jocelyn Scofield
Year/Label: 2005 / Bilsco Music

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Jocelyn Scofield starts her debut with the song “Drive it Away”. It’s an excellent showcase for her strong vocals and piano playing. Vocally she has the same force as Jewel once had, and some of Fiona Apple’s jazz inflections.

“Vanilla Dreams” is a soft, string-led ballad.

“Better off Alone” is a neat end of the affair type song. Scofield’s singing is close to Allison Crowe’s here. The bluesy timbre is beguiling.

The catchy “David’s Oh” is delightful. Scofield has made a compelling pop song. It might be a hit if it gets the chance.

This is a strong debut.

Posted on January 12, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Drive it Away
2. Vanilla Dreams
3. Eventually
4. Better off Alone
5. Revenge
6. Sweet David
7. A Man I Once Knew
8. This Life

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