Album Review: Happy Hour by Simone Stevens

Album Name: Happy Hour
Artist: Simone Stevens
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

“According to you” strays close to Cowboy Junkies, all soft and slow burning. I just wish the vocals could be mixed a bit higher.

“Deliver” is a sad-eyed song that makes me think of Natalie Merchant.

“Lady Luck” is a rather lovely, country-flavored song.

Hmm, a song of my home “The Sweden Song” is rather cute. She mentions talking about the weather which is quite common among us Swedes. (yes, more so than in other countries I find). A carefree little travel song that also namechecks Italy and Belgium.

This is a nice debut and the album that followed it was even better.

Posted on November 12, 2004

Track Listing
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1. If Nothing Else
2. According To You
3. Daddy
4. Deliver
5. Dream
6. Lady Luck
7. Only Human
8. The Two Of You
9. Unexpected
10. The Sweden Song
11. Little Boy Blue


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