Album Review: Popeye’s Blues by Simone Stevens

Album Name: Popeye’s Blues
Artist: Simone Stevens
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Simone Stevens is a charming new acquaintance. She has a sweet, slightly husky voice and an intriguing stripped-down folk sound.

“In Your Blood” is a lovely cross between Victoria Williams and Nathalie Merchant.

“Dragonfly” is minimal but expressive and has a great violin part.

“Pete’s song” is another lovely song rife with gorgeous singing and a fluid melody.

The countryfied “Let It dissolve” is a sharp delight. Stevens’ vocal is great as ever.

“Popeye’s Blues” is a treat from start to finish.

Posted September 19. 2004

Track Listing
1. Spider
2. In Your Blood
3. Dragonfly
4. Titty Magazines
5. Pete’s Song
6. Let It Dissolve
7. Tennessee
8. 5,000 Taxis
9. Hired for Parties
10. Popeye’s Blues


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