Album Review: Vermilion by Marie Frank

Album Name: Vermilion
Artist: Marie Frank
Year/Label: 2002 / BMG Denmark/RCA

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Danish singer Marie Frank’s first CD was a delightful listen so it’s great to hear her second album. It’s only out in Scandinavia so far, but let’s hope that changes. Frank”s light pop sound reminds me a lot of Lisa Loeb and Norway’s Lene Marlin.

“Worth It” is a charmer, an up tempo sing that will make you happy if you hear it. It’s just as good as “Symptom of my Time” was on the last album.

Frank does melancholy songs in a good way too. “Starcatching Girl” is a lovely, plaintive song and album closer “Maggie’s Song” is a sad story told well.

“Here We Are” flirts with trip hop and comes out sounding amazing. Frank’s pixie-like voice and an understated trumpet are used well here.

“Big Love” is another energetic track that sounds just right.

“Vermilion” is a fine pop album and Marie Frank’s an artist who’ll be around a long time.

Posted on October 23, 2002

Track Listing
1. Worth It
2. Starcatching Girl
3. Hit You Where It Hurts
4. Bedevilled
5. Here We Are
6. For Better Or For Worse
7. Big Love
8. Summer Chill
9. Turn To Me
10. Maggie’s Song

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