Album Review: Were You Prom Queen? by Lindsay Smith

Album Name: Were You Prom Queen?
Artist: Lindsay Smith
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

OK I knew I’d like this when I saw the CD Cover and titleā€¦and I was right. This is a really cool recording. Lindsay Smith is somewhere between pop/folk and punk. The songs are smart, funny and good to bounce along to. I bet she’s a blast live as well.

One Fish Two Fish’s chorus borrows its rhyme and meter from Dr. Seuss (as you may have guessed). It’s a cute punky little number referring to the “many other fish in the sea” saying. Very clever lyrics:

“Ms. Magazine says I should stand tall
Cause I don’t really need a man at all
But for Me, if I could have just one wish
I’d get a bicycle to go with my fish”

There are some more folky songs on here as well; “New England” and “Are You Sleeping” to name a couple. She’s just as good at this style as she is at the harder stuff.

This is a great recording that I’m sure I’ll enjoy for some time.

Posted on May 9, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Basically Good
2. One Fish Two Fish
3. New England
4. Sebastian
5. Mr. McGoo
6. Are You Sleeping?
7. (I Will Bring You) Apples Red
8. I Don’t Like Drinking
9. The Ersatz Bluegrass Band
10. Love & Airplanes
11. Runaway Bride
12. Masquerade
13. For Lee

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