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Bjorklund, Maggie / Coming Home
Album:Coming Home Collection:General
Artist:Bjorklund, Maggie Added:03/2011
Label:Bloodshot Records 

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Add Date:2012-01-08 Pull Date:2012-03-11 
Week Ending:22 Jan15 Jan
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-12-17 
Pleasant indie psychedelic pop with some slight country and other touches.

Maggie Bjorklund is a pedal steel guitarist from Denmark. Her web site lists album credits going back to ’91; this is her debut record as a leader. On some tracks she also sings and plays organ, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar.

Five tracks are instrumentals; seven have various guest vocalists. All music composed by Bjorklund; lyrics by others.

No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-tempo, melancholy instrumental. Countryish melody set to a tango rhythm. (4:02)
2 Slow lullaby in a dreary 3/4. M/F duet vox. Rhythm guitar is painfully simplistic. (4:20)
3 ** Mid-tempo folk-feel ballad but with abstract lyrics. Female vocal is very good. (4:25)
4 Slow and sad at first, with mopey, emo male vox. At 2:00 it shifts to a better folk style. (4:29)
5 ** Interesting pedal steel solo. Somewhere between a horror film soundtrack and totally free form. (1:17)
6 *** Mid-tempo. Alt-folk masterpiece. Good female vox. Stylish accompaniment. (4:20)
7 *** Trans-genre mix of Eastern Euro folk dance, classical, spaghetti Western theme music, etc. Features all manner of guitar tones & styles. Fascinating & wonderful. (4:35)
8 ** Mid-tempo alt-rock song with good male lead vox. Maggie’s backing vox is non-verbal, mixed far away & mysterious. Odd feel is beautiful yet disquieting. (4:44)
9 * Showcase pedal steel solo, backed by relaxed rhythm section. (3:33)
10 * Mid-tempo. Good male vox. Hard, sharp pedal steel; sweet, light vibes. Nice. (4:44)
11 ** Mid-tempo with guitars of all types. There's a soft trumpet and angels in the background. (3:20)

Track Listing
1.Wasteland 6.The Anchor Song
2.Intertwined 7.Insert
3.Summer Romance 8.Coming Home
4.Vildspor 9.Frost
5.Falling 10.Playground Stars
 11.Finale