Album Review: Poetry & Rhyme by Helen McCookerybook

Album Name: Poetry & Rhyme
Artist: Helen McCookerybook
Year/Label: 2008 / Big Song

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I reviewed Helen McCookerybook’s previous CD and I was charmed by her name and her look. She seemed like someone I would adore in person. I later found her blog and started reading it was even more charmed.

When I got this one I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I really like it. It’s filled with charming lo-fi folky songs.

Bad Day is a cute syncopated tune with some nice harmonies and clever lyrics. In fact clever lyrics are a strong suit for McCookerybook.

Rock N Romance has a cool guitar line, but also uses an echo affect on her voice that I could live without. But it’s also super short, just seconds. In fact, the running time is shorter than the time it took me to write this paragraph.

If you’re looking for something a little different, with clever, intelligent lyrics and fun melodies you really can’t go wrong with McCookerybook’s latest release.

Track Listing
1. The Properties of Chalk and Sun
2. Butterfly
3. A Bad Day
4. A New Day
5. I Feel It
6. January in Paris
7. Poetry & Rhyme
8. Rock ‘n’ Romance
9. Screaming
10. Dreaming of Narcissus
11. Memento Mori
12. Sulkworm

[Helen McCookerybook Official Site]


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