Album Review: Uneven Hill by Lori Cullen

Album Name: Uneven Hill
Artist: Lori Cullen
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Lori Cullen follows her solo debut and an appealing jazz record with this new record. She writes beautiful songs and sings like an earthy angel. Shades of Joni Mitchell and Jane Siberry dart through this album.

“Railroad” is a hushed song with train noises. Cullen’s emotive singing flows easily here.

The folksy “Petals” is delightful.

“Wide Eyed and Sleepy” is an impressionistic song, Cullen’s gorgeous voice is nicely served by the jazzy textures of the song.

The whimsical “Hot Dog Day” recalls a happy childhood in a moving way.

The traditional “In the Gloaming” gets a haunting reading.

“Uneven Hill” is a progress from Cullen’s earlier work. Since that was strong this is quite an accomplishment. This great album belongs in the collection of anyone who likes their music daring.

Posted on October 5, 2003

Track Listing
1. Railroad
2. Petals
3. Love like we do
4. Uneven Hill
5. Redwood
6. Wide eyed and Sleepy
7. Spins and Wind
8. Hot Dog Day
9. Hunter in My way
10. In the Gloaming
11. Rosie Winter

[Lori Cullen Official Site]

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