Album Name: 85th and Nowhere
Artist: Michele Ari
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Michele Ari has a terrific voice and a smart way with words. Her debut album is a confident collection of songs.
“My Sleeping Beauty” has a ringing guitar and a wistful lyric of faded love.
“Please” is an up-tempo song that instantly memorable. Ari sings a strong lead while Ronny Elliott provides a nice backing vocal.
“Nevermind” starts with the intriguing lyric “Woke up in last nights makeup”. It’s musically reminiscent of Nick Lowe’s early eighties sound.
The country-tinged “1000 Kisses” closes the brief but sweet collection. Michele Ari is an talented new artist.
Posted on August 12, 2005
Listen to track samples
1. My Sleeping Beauty
3. 85th and Nowhere
6. 1,000 Kisses