Album Review: Cut Me Loose by Rietta

Album Name: Cut Me Loose
Artist: Rietta
Year/Label: 2006 / Halo Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Rietta Austin’s debut is a very nice and very commercial. She has a strong, flexible voice and uses it well on these mostly poppy songs.

Opener “Madness” sees her cut loose to a suitably tough backing.

“Wild Flower” is energetic and shows off her voice to a nice melody.

“Falling” is an effective, softer moment. Rietta holds back a little and gives a fine performance.

The bluesy strains of ”Back to you” suit her well too.

She manages a nice cover of the equally big-lunged Melissa Etheridges’s “Like I do” as well.

All in all it’s a neat debut.

Posted on October 11, 2006

Track Listing
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1. Madness
2. So Free
3. Wild Flower
4. Cut Me Loose
5. Ordinary
6. Why?
7. Falling
8. Maxine
9. Back To You
10. Guilty
11. Like I Do
12 .River Of Tears

[Rietta Official Site]

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