Album Review: Waking Up by Monique Berry

Album Name: Waking Up
Artist: Monique Berry
Year/Label: 2002 / Cantata Entertainment Group

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Monique Berry’s second album is a strong continuation of her debut.

She sings sweetly but strongly of love and life. The first song “I Don’t Owe you Anything” is a proud declaration of independence set to a mellow tune. “Angel” may be a common title but there’s nothing common about this sad tale of a broken soul. Berry barely raises the tempo, but her control of the material ensures it doesn’t get dull. “Elephants and Tangerines” is a cute little song with nicely psychedelic lyrics.

Berry reminds me of Sarah McLachlan and Heather Nova, like them she should find a big audience for her wonderful music.

Posted on February 1, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. I Don’t Owe You Anything
2. Somebody
3. Love Is Stronger
4. You’re Better Than Me
5. Play Gun
6. Rise Above
7. Elephants & Tangerines
8. Love Is A Loan
9. Berry Curls
10. Travis
11. Angel
12. Waking Up

[Monique Berry Official Site]


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