Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tracey Thorn - Love and Its Opposite

2010 has been about experimental music, young people and new artists, not many people pay attention to the adult demography kind of music, such as the second LP of Tracey Thorn Love And Its Opposite, or others like Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh and Sade's Soldier Of Love, all of them great LP's of people that have been around not doing experimental stuff.

Tracey Thorn is the other half of the 80's and 90's pop and electronic sensation Everything But The Girl, the electronic experimentation came around the late years of the band, but this LP is definitely a look back to the early years of her experience making music but with the maturity of motherhood and adult complexities like divorce involved in the lyrics.

If you know the work of Everything But The Girl, and I'm talking about the early years, this LP is a look back into giving life again to Apron Strings, Love is Strange and the cover of The Only Living Boy In New York form Simon & Garfunkel, if you know this everything but the girl then you should be looking this way, because is a showcase of impeccable production, amazing vocals, beautiful songs and just heaven on earth.

The genre is a very regular Indie Pop with different moments between ballads and rhythmic pop melancholy; this is definitely a look back being in the present, because the work has this strange familiar feeling to it but is not nostalgic of Everything But The Girl.

Right from the start "Oh! The Divorces" announces a great LP and even though I consider it the best song in the LP, other songs like "Why Does The Wind?", "You Are A Lover" or "Swimming" keeps you interested the entire time.


1. Oh, The Divorces!
2. Long White Dress
3. Hormones
4. Kentish Town
5. Why Does The Wind?
6. You Are A Lover
7. Singles Bar
8. Come On Home To Me
9. Late In the Afternoon
10. Swimming

Rate: 7.8/10

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