[acid-jazz] Monday Michiru - Routes

From: Erik Borälv <Erik.Boralv_at_it.uu.se>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 11:16:35 +0100

She once was a big name in the aj world. Then followed a couple of
really lame (imo) albums. They lacked that freshness that started her
career. The song writing (mainly the lyrics I think) was not quite
there. Maybe she didn't do the albums with the right people?

I recently read a review at Dusty Groove
(http://www.dustygroove.com/nusoulcd.htm#403932), saying "if you were
ready to get tired of Monday's sound and style, this isn't the album to
do it". I trust Dusty Groove, and do a lot of my shopping there. Today I
got the album Routes and it's just like DG says: a warm glowing quality!
The vocals are better (more in her range), there is a good live feeling,
some quite catchy songs. I also like that the sound is a bit harder,
touching on funk (although lightly) and groove. I'm impressed.

Tracks to check out: Remember, Be who you are, Touch the sky.



Erik Borälv, http://user.it.uu.se/~erikb/
Admin: acid-jazz_at_ucsd.edu
Received on 2006-03-10 11:19:17