Album Review: Somethingprettysomethingtrue by Arielle Silver

Album Name: Somethingprettysomethingtrue
Artist: Arielle Silver
Year/Label: 2006 / Passion Records


Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

How to classify? This is a tough one. There’s something folky, but there’s also a psychedelic feel.

Especially on “Flame I Should Fear”. Arielle has a nice deep soulful voice that goes from soothing to an almost growl. Then the song goes into a show tune. Yes, I said a show tune, she sings a little “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” which is from Fiddler on the Roof. But she does it in a cool way.

Twice I singled out “Cover Me”. It almost has a 70s feel, yet still fresh.

“How Beautiful, You” is lovely… achingly so.

Then we do a 180 and “5pm Busk” is quite funky. Reminding one of Ani DiFranco.

All in all this is a great record that is unique and has a variety of styles without sounding schizophrenic.

Posted on October 8, 2006

Track Listing
1. somethingpretty somethingtrue
2. Flame I Should Fear
3. Time and Space
4. Cowboy
5. Cover Me
6. Missing You
7. Pretty Parting Goodbye
8. Downpour Downtrodden
9. Pull and Push
10. Walk Away Instead
11. Prefer You Were A Girl
12. How Beautiful, You
13. 5pm Busk

[Arielle Silver Official Site]

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