on March 27, 2007
I now wait 'till I listen to an album at least 12 times (instead of 5 or 6) before I comment on it! Sometimes I love or dislike an album more after a dozen listens (I regret some of my earlier comment/reviews!)! Well with Brandi Carlile's first album I like it better with each listen. I would describe her music as folk country and her songs have a rawness and honesty about them that makes them sweet but gritty too. And that voice! If you crossed kd lang, Patsy Cline and Jeff Buckley you may just get Brandi Carlile! I just love her voice that can be so powerful and expressive. I'm not normally a country music fan but I find that I love her country twangs and "yodels" (I don't know how else to describe it!). I'm looking forward to buying her new album out in April and seeing her and the twins live! Sometimes you hear a musician and you know that person was born to do what they do because it comes so naturally, like breathing, to them. I feel that way about Brandi Carlile.