Album Review: When by Lauren Kendall

Album Name: When
Artist: Lauren Kendall
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Lauren Kendall’s album offers a rich tapestry of sounds. Kendall’s husky voice dominates the music.

There is a soothing quality in her sangs that appeals to me. The medieval styled “With the Dark of the Night” opens the album on a lovely note.

Lauren Kendall pays tribute to Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos by remaking their songs. Tori’s “Mother” gets an edgy acapella redaing while Mitchell’s “Both Sides now” becomes an electronca infused song. Both approaches work well.

“Walking Down the Street” is a cool and complex song with great vocal harmonies.

“When” is a brilliant album. Oh and you can get Kendall to play at your special event or wedding if you want. Too bad she’s not in my country.

Posted on July 18, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. With the Dark of the Night
2. Red on Black
3. Walking Down the Street
4. Rose Red
5. Eden
6. Mother
7. Unfinished Song
8. She Wanders
9. Both Sides Now
10. Song in Dreams
11. Bonus Track!



Rating: 5 Stars
This Album is very Soothing and Full of Energy and Great Emotional Content, you can feel Lauren’s Love for Music and Life in these words and Melodies, they show a picture of Love, loss, fear, hope, and Celebration of Being who you are. Lauren is a Awsome Loving Person that Gives that energy to the world Freely, which is Well needed in Today’s World. -Comment by Jesse Little

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