Woodroofe, Grace / Always Want
Album: Always Want   Collection:General
Artist:Woodroofe, Grace   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Modular Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-19 Pull Date: 2012-07-22
Week Ending: Jul 15 Jun 3 May 27
Airplays: 2 1 2

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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-05-13
Grace Woodriff, singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist from Australia, with her debut album. There’s a mix of styles here, including folky, bluesy, pop, and straight ahead rock. Voice is surprising: low register and husky. The record was produced by Ben Harper; that should suggest the mixture of styles and influences.

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1 * Slow, dreamy. Just acoustic guitar at first, then the band enters. Smoky, sultry singing. (3:38)
2 Slow. Spooky vibraphone and bells. The sinister thoughts of a middle-aged waitress. (3:38)
3 * Mid tempo. Electric guitar gives this a sharp edge. Sultry voice. (3:22)
4 ** Mid slow. A sad elegy; one web source says it’s about Heath Ledger. Haunting melody may stick in your head. Acoustic guitar and strings. Broken-hearted voice. (4:09)
5 Slow. Very blue and spare. Sung with a passionate, strained voice. (3:42)
6 * Slow, blues rock. Sung with a hoarse voice. (3:44)
7 ** Mid fast. A good hard rocker. Sung with a forceful, pleasing voice. (2:16)
8 * Slow. Sad and plaintive. Again that husky alto voice. Spare musically. (4:04)
9 Very slow. Sad and searching. Minimal piano accompaniment. Breathy low singing. (3:00)
10 ** Mid tempo. A big power-pop tune. Her best singing performance. Accompanied by fine rhythm guitar, piano, and strings. Quite good. (5:23)

Track Listing
1. I've Handled Myself Wrong   6. Nocturnal
2. Battles   7. Bear
3. Transformer   8. Always Want
4. M.   9. You'll Never Find Me
5. Oh My God   10. Quicksand