Album Review: Letting Go of Strings by Gina Noëll

Album Name: Letting Go of Strings
Artist: Gina Noëll
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Gina Noëll’s debut is eclectic and takes in its styles with a sense of adventure. She goes from trip-hop to pop to bossanova without losing foothold once.

The pop confection “3-65” nods to Blondie’s sound. Noëll gives it her best Debbie Harry swoon vocally.

“Never Forever” is a plaintive song that allows Noëll to stretch her impressive voice.

The suggestive “Addicted” is icily dark in all the right places. Noëll makes a compelling diva here.

“No One’s Left Standing” is a playful bossa.

“Black Fog” is dramatic and strong.

“Letting Go of Strings” is a fabulous record.

Posted on January 9, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Magnets
2. 3-65
3. Perfect
4. Never Forever
5. Addicted
6. Hands of Fate
7. No One’s Left Standing
8. Break the Ceiling
9. Taken
10. Black Fog
11. Heat
12. Going On
13. (Look) What I can Do
14. 3-65 (hidden single remix)

[Gina Noëll Official Site]


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