Album Review: Coast to Coast by Various Artists

Album Name: Coast to Coast
Artist: Various Artists
Year/Label: 2002 / Jar Music

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

This is an excellent compilation of tracks by female solo artists and female fronted groups. It has a healthy variety of styles and still holds together as complete experience.

The best known names are Cowboy Junkies and Ani DiFranco who both contribute great songs.

Other highlights include Floating Opera’s Blondie-esque “Agnes in Furs” , Spyglass’ atmospheric “Sleepyhead” and Violet’s country-ish “The Martyr Song”. Coleen Rider made an nice debut awhile back and previews her next album with the delightful “Wish List”. The brilliant Hannah Fury showcases her album with the eerie “Meathook”. Becki Di Gregorio closes the album in style with “Cats in the Aviary”.

I could go on about almost very track, because this is one of those rare compilations that is all quality and no filler.

Go check it out and you.ll be sure to find many new favourites.

Posted on September 15, 2002

Track Listing
1. Lynn Miles – Undertow
2. Spyglass – Sleepyhead
3. Ani Difranco – Heartbreak Even
4. Hyperplush – You Can See Angels
5. Cowboy Junkies – Beneath The Gate
6. Ramona The Pest – Every Little Thing
7. Floating Opera – Agnes In Furs
8. Kitty Kat Stew – Cold Morning
9. Violet – The Martyr Song
10. Framing Amy – Stay
11. The Lovelies – Big Blue
12. Hannah Fury – Meathook
13. Velvet – Elephant Kiss
14. Kerry Getz – Wrecking Ball
15. Coleen Rider – Wish List
16. Becki diGregorio – Cats In The Aviary

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