Album Review: Ladytown by Ladytown

Album Name: Ladytown
Artist: Ladytown
Year/Label: 2003 / Spinout Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Ladytown is Sarah Coleman who makes beautiful Americana. She has a pure, lovely voice and writes great songs.

“The Big Invisible” is a moody song where Coleman yodels a bit. It’s somewhat like Maria McKee’s early material.

“Lolita” is a down-tempo song with some great slide guitar.

“Easy Come/It’s Alright” has the haunted nature of an old folk song but it’s Coleman who wrote it.

“Wo Xinag Ni (I Miss you)” is like the now defunct Tarnation. Coleman’s moody vocals come to the fore here. She sings in what appears to be Chinese, which gives the song an exotic feel.

Ladytown’s record is startling and brilliant.

Posted on October 19, 2003

Track Listing
1. Glass You Laid
2. The Big Invisible
3. Lolita
4. Give You Peace
5. 4 Years 7 Days
6. Dirt Is Dirt
7. Easy Com/it’s Alright
8. Wo Xiang Ni (I Miss You)
9. I’ll Give to You
10. There’s a Little Girl
11. Understood
12. Wilted Rose

[Ladytown Official Site]

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