CD Name: Who I Am
Artist: Alice Peacock
2006 / Umvd Labels
I wasn’t sure if I should post this, but since I took the time to listen and write it I decided I would.
I had this CD on my desk and a co-worker passing by pointed at it and said, “Isn’t that a little too mainstream for you?”. Yes, it is. It’s very AAA bordering on Top 40, or maybe it even is Top 40â€¦I wouldn’t know, I don’t listen to commercial radio.
The first two tracks are skippable for me. I listened to them each a few times before deciding I couldn’t anymore. They remind me of the pseudo-country music that was all the rage in the early 90s.
But if I just take those two off my playlist (or skip them if I’m in the car) the record is pretty good. Albeit, it all has that 90s AAA feelâ€¦think Del Amitri, Lowen and Navarroâ€¦they’re all fine, and I loved them to death back then. But my tastes have changed somewhat in the last 15 years.
I like her voice. It’s pleasant, she hits all the notes, and it matches the musical genre well. However it’s not very unique. I wouldn’t hear a song somewhere and declare, ‘that’s Alice Peacock’ unless I already knew the song specifically. But that’s not an entirely bad thing. There are always artists who sound like someone else. It’s all good.
I do love that she plays piano.
But I can accept Alice Peacock and this album as what it is. Pop for the over 40 crowd. (yes, chronologically that’s where I fall, but musically I’m much less mature).
I can’t figure out why I don’t like this more. It’s like so many other things I like. It’s just not clicking with me.
1. Different From The Rest
2. Baby Come Back
3. Here I Go Again
5. Taught Me Well
6. Anyone But Me
7. Runaway Day
9. Only A Memory
10. I’m Still Here
12. Finding My Way
13. Who I Am
14. If You Could Only See Your Eyes