Album Name: Flag
Artist: Lucy Langlas
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I went to put what I thought would be the finishing touches on this review, but when I went to the page I made for it to organize my many notes all that was there is: “I can’t believe I haven’t written anything about this, I’ve been listening to it for months.”
Honestly, I could have sworn I’d written all sorts of clever things. But alas, no.
This is one of those records that I am struggling with what to write. No particular reason for that. I really like it. I’ve reviewed her music in the past and enjoyed that too. But I just can’t seem to form a review other than, ‘yeah, it’s cool.’
The style is quiet folk with the teensiest bit of twang. She writes interesting melodies and her lo-fi production makes them shine.
She has a nice easy vocal quality that is very appealing. Kind of down home-y and also very emotional. The way it quivers when she’s in a more pleading mood. (Tear Us into Pieces)
Stand out songs: Counter Attack (reminds me a little of Neko Case in tone), Speed, and London Town. But honestly, they’re all pretty good!
1. Counter Attack
4. Back You
6. Make You
7. Tear Us into Pieces
8. London Town
9. State Blues
10. Your Campaign