Album Review: Troubled by Arthur Loves Plastic

Album Name: Troubled
Artist: Arthur Loves Plastic
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

How many times have I said that Bev Stanton is prolific? Oh, just did it again. Well she is. This album is remixes of frequent vocal partner Lisa Moscatiello’s “Trouble From the Start”. “

“I Can Dream (Exile)” becomes a slow moving dream here. “Because of You (Brand New Me)” uses a cover of Dusty Springfield’s song very loosely, creating a trancey song in its stead.

“Astray” works beautifully in this incarnation, the vocal playing off the backing well.

The trip-hoppy reading of “La Musica (Come Sinfonia)” might be the best track here. It becomes alien and haunted in a way the original doesn’t even if it’s lovely.

“Troubled” is a fine spin-off from its patent album and works well on its own.

Posted on October 8, 2006

Track Listing
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1. Feel the Love
2. I Can Dream (Exile)
3. Because of You (Brand New Me)
4. Drink Alone (Back in Love)
5. Ashtray
6. La Musica (Come Sinfonia)
7. What Happens
8. Something New
9. In My Dreams (You’re Crying)
10. Trouble

[Arthur Loves Plastic Official Site]


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