Album Review: Passion Play by Katy Carr

Album Name: Passion Play
Artist: Katy Carr
Year/Label: 2003 / Deluce

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

The second album by Katy Carr makes a development from her debut “Screwing Lies”.

Carr’s suggestive songs now have a more electronica-influenced sound. Her strong songwriting and quirky approach remains though.

The dreamy “Druggie” is like an Indian take on a Stereolab song. Carr sings ever so innocently of taking drugs.

“Sharkesville” has beautiful violin playing by Calina Mare. The song speaks intriguingly of a shark-like man.

“Spaceboy” sounds like the French band Air, but with a more folksy slant than they’d use.

The danceable “Borderline” is another great song. Carr’s lovely voice meshes well with the synth-based backing.

“Turpin” is a duet between Carr and John Hegley who plays highwayman Dick Turpin. Carr assumes the role of a woman who loves him. It makes for a compelling mini-drama.

This album is a step forward for Carr. She was great to begin with, but now she has become a force to reckon with.

“Passion Play” is beautiful, brave and crazy.

Posted on January 18, 2003

Track Listing
1. Paper Castle
2. Druggie
3. Sharkesville
4. Alsation
5. Spaceboy
6. Borderline
7. Jellybean
8. Turpin
9. Snake Kiss
10. Reddle Woman

[Katy Carr Official Site]


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