Album Name: A is for Album
Artist: Susie Hug
Year/Label: 2004 / Bow Arrow Records Ltd.
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Susie Hug used to sing in now defunct popsters Katydids who were pretty special. This solo debut was produced by Fran Healy from British band Travis who also plays on the album. Opener “Green to Gold” is every bit the classy pop song, highlighting Hug’s sweet voice.
“August Moon” is a lovely, slightly psychedelic song. “Fable” is an up-tempo song with sharp lyrics. Hug’s girlish voice contrasts with her lyrics but it works well.
“Animal friends” is playful and will have you singing along in no time. The country-flavored “Reason” was covered by Travis and it’s hardly surprising since it’s great.
“Amazed” rocks out a little and has an intelligent lyric on relationships.
“A is for Album” is a joy to listen to.
Posted on July 19, 2004
Listen to track samples
1. Green To Gold
2. August Moon
5. Animal Friends
7. Party Girls
11. Needles And Pins