Album Review: Beloved One by Lou Rhodes

Album Name: Beloved One
Artist: Lou Rhodes
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Lou Rhodes is the singer of trip-hop band Lamb and this is her first solo record. She has left the beats behind for a more stripped-down approach. She’s in fine voice as ever and her songs are striking.

“Each Moment New” inspires hope and has a lovely melody.

“Treat Her Gently” sees her singing “Could it be the one I love hates me so” to a soft backing. Her trembling voice and the use of strings ensures that it’s moving.

“No Re-run” is equally gorgeous and sees Rhodes in affecting mode. The minimalistic approach was never put to better use than here.

The title track is a sweet declaration of love delivered in the best way.

Rhodes has made a credible solo debut and more is surely to come.

Posted on January 16, 2006

Track Listing
1. Each Moment New
2. Tremble
3. Treat Her Gently
4. Fortress
5. No Rerun
6. Beloved One
7. Save Me
8. In’lakesh
9. To Survive
10. Why
11. Deep

[Lou Rhodes Official Site]


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