All the raving and positive reviews for Kimbra’s, “The Golden Echo”, and I…I just don’t like it.
There are some stand out tracks, but there are a lot of cringe-worthy ones as well. And I was listening to myself, repeatedly I kept thinking, “I just wanna hear her voice.” I mean what is with all the manipulations and sounds and the whole kitchen sink? Kimbra can SING her ASS off! And I get the references, I get she wanted to narrow her list of genre’s to focus on but it just feels and sounds…
Disappointed that I’m kind of disappointed. Will wait til the cd comes and relisten a few times before doing a full album review.
Maybe it’ll get better with a few more listens.
p.s. — There are no other 90s Music’s on the album, but damn if there’s not 3-4 that are just as strange as it. There’s definitely elements of it in other songs (mainly the same vocal layering style… or whatever you call it. I’m not fond of it, because the lead vocal gets lost in it)
p.p.s. — I wasn’t even gonna buy the album so soon, but Teen Heat swept me up and Goldmine made me feel optimistic. Sigh……