Album Review: Garden Path by Lori Cullen

Album Name: Garden Path
Artist: Lori Cullen
Year/Label: 2000 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Canadian singer Lori Cullen favours an intimate folk sound that evokes artists like Jane Siberry and Joni Mitchell. Cullen’s talent for writing good songs is obvious.

“The Match” has gently played guitars and a sensuous lyric.

“Patterns” is loose and easy and has a sweet vocal by Cullen. The title track is simply gorgeous. It’s contemplative mood and spiritual theme becomes very touching. Lori Cullen’s beautiful voice has never sounded better.

“Bite the Wood” is amazing. The uses of a wooden flute and tablas gives it an unusual feel. “Mind Fell” is a touching portrait of a relationship.

This album is lovely and brings a sense of calm to the listener. I can think of no higher recommendation.

Posted on March 19, 2003

Track Listing
1. The Match
2. Patterns
3. Small Rooms
4. Garden Path
5. Everything Beautiful
6. Simple Fair
7. Bite The Wood
8. All Of The People
9. Music Box
10. Mind Fell
11. Never Could Run Fast
12. The Weight

[Lori Cullen Official Site]

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