Album Review: Violet Night by Courtney Collins

Album Name: Violet Night
Artist: Courtney Collins
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Courtney Collins’ cover-heavy solo debut is still pretty original. The sultry-voiced singer starts with “Cry Me a River” in a jazzy version.

Her own “Off ramp” is energetic rock with a memorable chorus.

“Thirteen Men” is a vampish-sounding bass-heavy delight. Collins’ temptress tones are at their best.

“Used To” an original, resembles Blondie in their punk pop glory.

The version of Madonna’s “La isla Bonita” breathes new life into the song and adds a likeable vulnerability.

Collins is both a gifted interpreter and a good songwriter in her own right.

Posted on February 14, 2006


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: The best album I’ve heard so far this year! My favorite is Roseability and Anthems!
name: Aaron Yonda on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Cry Me A River
2. Off Ramp
3. I Want You To Want Me
4. Thirteen Men
5. Don’t Forget
6. Al Di La
7. Used To
8. Roseability
9. Away From Me
10. So In Love
11. La Isla Bonita
12. Anthems

[Courtney Collins Official Site]

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