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Hunt, Lorna / Sentimental Bedlam
Album:Sentimental Bedlam Collection:General
Artist:Hunt, Lorna Added:02/2003
Label:Hunk Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-05-05 Pull Date:2003-07-07 
Week Ending:1 Jun18 May11 May
Airplays:112

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 29 May 03:Gabe
Baptism of Solitude
3.Thu, 08 May 03:Gabe
Audio.Pulmonary.Recitation.
2.Tue, 13 May 03:Eric K!
In the Leaves
4.Wed, 07 May 03:Allison
Off the Path

Album Review
Gabe
Reviewed 2003-04-10 
Airy, pleasant folkie strumming and singing, heavier rocking and rolling, and lyrics from a liberal arts course of study. Hunt has a good sense of melody and a fine, clear, expressive voice. I really enjoyed most of this, even though the PR materials mention under the heading "Lifestyle" that "two tracks ... are already receiving airplay at Starbucks ... with additional servicing to lifestyle accounts planned" (hello, Pottery Barn). Uncannily, the two tracks are among the least interesting here and you can easily see them being a fave of the latte lifestyle brigade. Much of the album rises above though. Mary's Danish, That Dog, and other LA rock/folk bands would be comparables. (Then again, Starbucks might have been thinking "new Liz Phair".)

1. Syncopated strumming; "shit"
2. Pleasant melody breaks into nasty blues riffing
3. Peppy
4. Just OK
5. A Starbucks pick - and as bland as that may indicate it is
6. Lida Husik-like; pretty, with an edge
7. Instrumential version of 6
8. Rockist guitar married to clear and direct vocals
9. Similar to track 8 but a bit more twangy on the guitar
10. That horror-movie dissonant organ bit puts this over the top though even otherwise, it's pretty cool
11. Dark, deep, even a bit funny
12. Starbucks pick 2 - verses are cool but to-do-doo-doo-dooooo bits grate
13. Mediocre

Track Listing
1.Antigone 7.Reprise (Beautiful)
2.Do the Living 8.Priapus
3.Mystery Reconstruction 9.Kiss Me Goodnight
4.Gutterman 10.Mighty Town
5.Mustard Fields 11.Unrecoverable
6.Shift (Beautiful) 12.Life Machine
 13.Wild Balloon