ophelia

ophelia

艺人:natalie merchant

发行时间:1998-05-19

专辑介绍

Miss Natalie needs to lighten up. Ophelia´s a pretty heavy record, in terms of both the thick, string-heavy production and in terms of her protracted, pretentious songs. Merchant has a beautiful voice but she bogs it down with weighty themes that walk around in flashy clothes without going anywhere. She´s even got, gulp, Tibetan lyric translations on "Effigy." It´s telling that the best track here is the simplest--a lovely reading of an 1887 parlour hymn, "When They Ring The Golden Bells." Its genteel acoustic backdrop perfectly sets off Merchant´s voice--and its the only time she sings with a passion that doesn´t feel pretended. Guests include Daniel Lanoi...展开全部»

Miss Natalie needs to lighten up. Ophelia´s a pretty heavy record, in terms of both the thick, string-heavy production and in terms of her protracted, pretentious songs. Merchant has a beautiful voice but she bogs it down with weighty themes that walk around in flashy clothes without going anywhere. She´s even got, gulp, Tibetan lyric translations on "Effigy." It´s telling that the best track here is the simplest--a lovely reading of an 1887 parlour hymn, "When They Ring The Golden Bells." Its genteel acoustic backdrop perfectly sets off Merchant´s voice--and its the only time she sings with a passion that doesn´t feel pretended. Guests include Daniel Lanois and The Innocence Mission.

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