Laura Stevenson
A Record


4.0
excellent

Review

by Blackbelt54 USER (8 Reviews)
April 24th, 2011 | 80 replies | 10,220 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Laura Stevenson's voice is one that goes straight to the heart.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Laura Stevenson has one of those voices that can really captivate the listener. In many ways her voice helps achieve catharsis, immediately overflowing her listener’s soul with deep emotion. If Laura Stevenson does not touch your heart through her beautiful voice, you are not human. Her voice is very peaceful and comforting, and an electric shock of chills flowing down your spine should be expected while listening to A Record.

Baby Bones, the opening track of A Record, kicks off the album with some acoustic guitar and Laura’s signature vocals. She has an amazing voice, which is displayed throughout the record. The song also highlights the great horn section and is an overall good way to start the album. The following tracks display more of Laura’s soft-yet-powerful singing, acoustic guitar, and horns.

One of the songs, Landslide Song/The Dig, is a fast-paced, punk/lo-fi song, containing an energetic flurry of distortion and horns. This is one of the catchier and more upbeat tracks on the album. It is a break from the other songs on the album, and helps keep the album sounding fresh and varied. The tempo is slowed back down on the next song, Nervous Rex, a solemn piece that really illuminates Laura’s warming voice through the use of only a minimal amount of acoustic guitar. With the next few tracks, Ms. Stevenson’s voice shines through yet again, backed by guitar and occasional drums and horns. The album closes with Beets Untitled, a quirky song featuring plenty of horns and guitar, slowly building up as the song progresses. The song is a great way to finish off the album.

This is overall an awesome album; however, it does have its flaws. The album can get a bit repetitive, due to many of the tracks sounding similar. This is not much of an issue due to its short length, which could be seen as a flaw itself. The album is only 8 songs, clocking in at just under 23 minutes. When all is said and done, this album is an immensely enjoyable listen, and demonstrates that Laura Stevenson and the Cans have great potential that I will look forward to seeing in the next few years. AND IT’S FREE.

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Blackbelt54
April 24th 2011



4268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

guys gimme tips writing isnt my thing

theacademy
April 24th 2011



28239 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

maybe start with 5ing an album that deserves a 5?

Skimaskcheck
April 24th 2011



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

she is the one.

Eko
April 24th 2011



2119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

AND IT'S POS'D.

Blackbelt54
April 24th 2011



4268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so was it good?

Eko
April 24th 2011



2119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah its pretty good (review I mean). is this the proper album art? mine looks different.

theacademy
April 24th 2011



28239 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is the reissue w/ 3 extra songs

Eko
April 24th 2011



2119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ah.

iFghtffyrdmns
April 24th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

laura stevenson is fucking fantastic

Vibration
April 24th 2011



26 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'll give you a writing tip. Don't review albums that I already started a review for.

edit: I am just kidding. But seriously it's annoying. Pos'd.

Maniac!
April 24th 2011



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I already got dibs on the new one when it releases.


Hey Acad, the new one is a 5, not this one.

Blackbelt54
April 24th 2011



4268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like the new one a little better, but I think theyre pretty comparable

theacademy
April 24th 2011



28239 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

new one is way better than this

toolpeth182
May 5th 2011



190 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh my god this is beautiful.

SeaAnemone
May 5th 2011



19726 Comments


good but nothing compared to her other stuff

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

ohfoxxxycole
May 27th 2011



4350 Comments


someone add the other 3 songs and make this an lp

ohfoxxxycole
May 27th 2011



4350 Comments


okay i did it

Blackbelt54
May 29th 2011



4268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i didn't mention the extra 3 songs in the review

oh well

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 26th 2011



49788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A Shine To It all day long

Digging: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

vanderlyle
December 26th 2011



156 Comments


Beets Untitled all day long



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