Album – Five Star Day – Liz Carlisle

Posted by admin on February 14th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : Liz Carlisle
  • Genre : Country / Pop
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : Buy
  • Buy Digital Download : Buy iTunes
  • Rating : 8.5 out of 10

I make no bones about the fact that I’m no great country music lover. Probably the closest I ever got was Shania Twain (should I say that in public?). So when a country artist causes me to prick up my ears and listen, that artist has to be pretty special, and she is.

I first have to hold my hands up and say I’ve had this CD for a couple of months. Or rather I had it, lost it, forgot about it and then found it again. I remember liking it the first couple of times I listened to it. However when I found the CD again, it was like finding an old friend.

Although I call this country music, it isn’t your stereotypical country music, this is music that manages to bring country into the 21st century, without having to resort to dumbing down, to enable the force feeding to pop fans. Good music, is just that, no matter what the style or genre. I have a deep respect for singer songwriters and bands that create their own material.

So that wraps up the album preamble, what about the album itself. Containing 11 great tracks, the album opens with the catchy “Horses”, which is probably the weakest track on the album and that’s saying something about the quality of this album, if such a pleasant song can be the weakest track. Standout tracks for me are “9/8 Central”, “Waiting”, “Feels Like Home” and “St. Angela”, the latter two showing a softer, more sentimental side of the album.

I can usually tell a good album after listening to the first few songs, but I always get a reinforcement of that when I get to the end of an album and think to my self, “oh, is that it?” and that’s exactly what I did with this album.

Conclusion : This is a beautiful album from an artist with a rich, soft and beautiful voice, that makes listening to the album a pleasure.

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