Category: Best of 2005

Album Review: The Uncut Version by Kristilyn Robertson

Album Name: The Uncut Version Artist: Kristilyn Robertson Year/Label: 2005 / Independent Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds There’s something about the minimalist look of this CD cover that made me expect anything but the intricate and layered…

Album Review: Stark by Gregory Douglass

Album Name: Stark Artist: Gregory Douglass Year/Label: 2005 / Emote Records Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds I confess, have a soft spot in my heart for Gregory Douglass. I first heard him last year when he wrote…

Album Review: My Better Self by Dar Williams

Album Name: My Better Self Artist: Dar Williams Year/Label: 2005 / Razor & Tie [Buy at Amazon] Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds Well, first of all…I have been a fan of Dar Williams for many years. I…

Album Review: Speak For Yourself by Imogen Heap

Album Name: Speak For Yourself Artist: Imogen Heap Year/Label: 2005 / Megaphonic Records [Buy at Amazon] [Buy at Amazon UK] Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds I’ve been a fan of Imogen Heap (Immi to her fans) since…

Album Review: Every Thought by Shauna Burns

Album Name: Every Thought Artist: Shauna Burns Year/Label: 2005 / Independent [Buy at Amazon] Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell Shauna Burns debut starts with the promising yet eerie “Ghosts and Vampires”. It shows Burns skill as a singer and pianist.…

Album Review: Fires by Nerina Pallot

Album Name: Fires Artist: Nerina Pallot Year/Label: 2005 / Independent [Buy at Amazon] [Buy at Amazon UK] Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds A Collected Sounds reader, Richard, contacted Nerina and suggested she send her CD to us…

Album Review: Oblivion by Robin Wynn

Album Name: Oblivion Artist: Robin Wynn Year/Label: 2005 / Independent Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds Robin Wynn’s music has a bit of an alt-country-ish twang on some songs (Goodbye Man). But it is mostly just poppy rock…