Album Review: Blackout by Vanessa Peters

Album Name: Blackout
Artist: Vanessa Peters
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I’ve reviewed Vanessa Peters’ releases in the past and have always enjoyed her music.

She has a very soft, comforting voice (without it being wimpy at all) and her songs are equally soothing.

The production and tone of the record are subdued and understated, but professional nonetheless.

If you just listen to the songs casually, you’ll enjoy a nice acoustic record. If you listen closely and pay attention to the lyrics you’ll be rewarded with great stories and clever turns of phrase, such as “I’m so poor that I can’t even afford to pretend I’m fineā€¦” (“Afford To Pretend”).

The record is a short 5 songs, so I won’t go into stand outs, they’re all good. If you like acoustic folky pop then I think you should give Vanessa Peters a listen. If you’re already a fan, you will not be disappointed. This is a very nice release. Word has it there will be another record yet this year. Looking forward to it!

Posted on June 11, 2006

Comments:

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I give you 10!!!! more than fantastic Vanesina, you rocks, you really do!!! Thanks for share with us your beautiful voice and talent. I am your fun number one, from Costa Rica!!!!
name: Sue on Sunday, July 30, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Never Been Good (Simply Acoustic Version)
2. Afford To Pretend (Nourallah Hi-Comp Mix)
3. Such Good Actors (Bullet Mic Version)
4. Blackout (Voce Doppiato Mix)
5. The Hero And The Heroine (Small Town Drum Loop Version)

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