Album Review: We Will Become Like Birds by Erin McKeown

Album Name: We Will Become Like Birds
Artist: Erin McKeown
Year/Label: 2006 / Nettwerk Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I reviewed Erin McKeown’s previous release, Grand back in 2004 and I loved it. I still do. I’ve put some of those songs on many a mix CD to sing along to in my car. It’s a deserted island CD for sure.

So this record had a lot to live up to. Chances were I was not going to like it as much. Upon the first listen this was true. I was a tad disappointed. But I soldiered on and listened again and again. I’m now on about my 5th spin and I am really enjoying it.

The songs don’t grab me as sturdily as those on “Grand” did and continue to do. But they’re very good.

“We Are More” has got a great chug-chug rhythm that makes me feel like I’m riding on a train.

“White City” is also very catchy.

The record closes with “You Were Right About Everything” which is lovely.

If you like Erin McKeown’s style you’ll enjoy this CD.

Posted on March 10, 2006

Track Listing
1. Aspera
2. Air
3. Life On the Moon
4. To The Stars
5. Beautiful (I Guess)
6. Float
7. We Are More
8. White City
9. The Golden Dream (featuring Juana Molina)
10. Bells and Bombs
11. Delicate December (featuring Peter Mulvey)
12. You Were Right About Everything

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