Album Review: The Hunger and the Silence by Tamara Fishman

Album Name: The Hunger and the Silence
Artist: Tamara Fishman
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Tamara Fishman’s debut is pretty special. She retells the Greek myth of Persephone on one track and I’m quite fond of such retellings. Fishman proves skillful at it.

“Surprised” rests on a simple melody and Fishman’s sweet vocal.

“If Not Uou” proves her talent. She delivers low swoops and high notes easily. The urgency recalls Ani DiFranco.

“Frame” has her accusing:
“You think I’m sweeter when I’m sad
You think I’m truer when I’m feeling bad”.

Fishman cuts to the core here and the minimal backing suits her. It’s a fascinating debut.

Posted on June 12, 2006


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I couldn’t agree more! The album is something special! I love it.
name: Terri on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Good Day
2. Persephone
3. So Pretty
4. Surprised
5. If Not You
6. The Pioneer
7. Afterglow
8. Frame
9. Jerusalem Calls
10. Just Tonight
11. Soul Clean
12. Persephone solo voce
[Tamara Fishman Official Site]


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