Smith, Mindy / Mindy Smith 12
Album: Mindy Smith 12   Collection:General
Artist:Smith, Mindy   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Giant Leap Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-04-11 Pull Date: 2014-06-13
Week Ending: Jun 8 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 07, 2014: Music Casserole
Tin Can
2. Apr 22, 2014: More Good Good
Pretending The Stars

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2014-04-03

Mindy Smith is a singer/songwriter/guitarist, in the same category perhaps as Shawn Colvin. Her voice is a bit too “girlish” and not quite convincing emotionally, but she’s got a sweet tone and some volume. You have to give it a chance before deciding if you like it or not. This is Smith’s fifth album: moody themes are love, loss, sorrow, faith, etc. Lyrics are lightweight. Instrumentation is standard guitar, bass, drums.

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1 Mid-tempo. Feel good (“I’m doing ok”) anthem. Giant hook of a chorus. Average. (3:36)
2 Mid-slow 3/4 waltz. Big, pretty vocal, but just too darn sweet. (3:37)
3 * Mid-tempo. Stepping out and having fun. Male vocal harmony. Solid band. (3:20)
4 Very slow. She’s drunk, lonely, and blue; but her voice can’t sell this. Rather hear Lucinda Williams do this. (4:12)
5 ** Mid-tempo. A bit of Western Swing. Fun lyrics; fun song. Nicely done! (2:59)
6 Slow. Cloying, syrupy “go gentle into that good night” for Mom. Yuck! (2:47)
7 * Mid-tempo. Good girl being bad. Better job selling a dark theme. A for effort. (3:16)
8 Very slow ballad about a bad marriage. Sad, broken hearted. (3:37)
9 * Slow. Slightly blue, slightly jazzy forlorn love song. Kinda cute, but it works. (3:11)
10 Mid-slow. Been done wrong by a man. Very country; very cheesy. (3:08)
11 Slow, sad ballad. Meh, just ok. Gently accompanied by acoustic & steel guitar. (4:58)

Track Listing
1. Closer   6. Everything Here Will Be Fine
2. Take Me Back   7. Sober
3. Pretending The Stars   8. Devils Inside
4. Don't Mind Me   9. Cure For Love
5. Tin Can   10. When You're Walking On My Grave
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