Album Review: In this Moment by Preeta

Album Name: In this Moment
Artist: Preeta
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Not sure why, but I wasn’t expecting something this “cool”. I guess, based on the cover art, I was expecting something cheesier. I don’t mean to say that the art is cheesy, but well, it kind of is. Don’t misunderstand, Preeta is a lovely woman, it’s just the clutching the guitar, seemingly naked, and the Christian music/sunset color scheme sort of gave me pause.

It’s amazing what a cover can do to cloud the impression of the music, isn’t it? In this case, I do not think the cover conveys what’s inside. But of, course, that’s only my personal opinion. (The art on the back, on the other hand. is great. I would have switched the two, personally)

But this is a nice pop recording. I can see that she’s very talented. She wrote all the songs and plays guitar on almost all of them.

“Another’s World” is a nice top 40-ish pop song that I can easily see played on the radio.

“Good Enough” some almost has a reggae feel. Interesting.

“On My Own Again” reminds me of J. Lo. It’s the staccato-ish vocal thing, I think. So again, I can imagine this on the radio.

“To Be Loved” is a nice one too and shows off Preeta’s voice nicely.

Since I tend to prefer edgier stuff, this probably won’t make it to my own personal rotation, but it’s nice for those whose tastes lean more to the mainstream.

Posted on December 30, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Another’s World
2. Good Enough
3. In This Moment
4. On My Own Again
5. It’s Okay
6. Right Now
7. To Be Loved
8. Swim to Me
9. Rise Above
10. Sacred

[Preeta Official Site]


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