Category: Album Reviews

Albums that Collected Sounds Reviews.

Album Review: Screwing Lies by Katy Carr

Album Name: Screwing Lies Artist: Katy Carr Year/Label: 2001 / Madame de Luce [Buy at Amazon UK] Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell English singer Katy Carr makes a potent brew of folk and rock. Her refreshingly theatrical approach makes this…

Album Review: Feathermerchants by Feathermerchants

Album Name: Feathermerchants Artist: Feathermerchants Year/Label: 1999 / Innocent 12th St Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell Feathermerchants have two exeptional singers in Erin O’Hara and Alison Winston. The music is clearly folk in nature and has middle eastern influences as…

Album Review: Eleven Eleven by Regina Spektor

Album Name: Eleven Eleven Artist: Regina Spektor Year/Label: 2001 / Independent Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds I first heard of Regina Spektor when Anna Maria Stjarnell did a review of her CD, “Songs” for this site. It…

Album Review: Sleep Now Forever by Sorrow

Album Name: Sleep Now Forever Artist: Sorrow Year/Label: 2001 / World Serpent [Buy at Amazon] Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell Do you remember Strawberry Switchblade? They were a slightly quirky pop duo who did some great songs in the 80’s.…

Album Review: In Progess by Robin Renee

Album Name: In Progess Artist: Robin Renee Year/Label: 2001 / Independent Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell Robin Renée’s debut album is a powerful record. The fiery songwriter already has a distinctive personality and a fascinating voice. The opening track “Empire”…

Album Review: Steady Pull by Jonatha Brooke

Album Name: Steady Pull Artist: Jonatha Brooke Year/Label: 2001 / Bad Dog Records [Buy at Amazon] A Review by Scott (Full Fledged Strangers member) Although I pre-ordered the CD and DVD of “Steady Pull” I only received the CD in…

Album Review: Signing Einstein by Signing Einstein

Album Name: Signing Einstein Artist: Signing Einstein Year/Label: 2001 / JNI Records Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell Signing Einstein’s debut album has a very nice sound. The opener “Edward Teach” has a suitably dramatic lyric about piracy and a great…

Album Review: Thread Bone Bare by Sarina Simoom

Album Name: Thread Bone Bare Artist: Sarina Simoom Year/Label: 2000 Velveteen Records Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell Sarina Simoom’s debut album is a rare and beautiful thing. Singer Jenna Herbst’s nimble voice scales unbelievable heights easily. The music is both…