Saturday, May 7, 2011
Review: Yael Naim She Was a Boy
Have you ever heard of Yael Naim? I hadn't, until I was recently contacted about reviewing her newest album, She was a boy. I was sent links to her videos for 'Come Home' and 'Go to the River,' and I was intrigued.
As soon as I turned on the album, my daughter started dancing. 'Come Home' is the opening track, and it's sort of oddly retro. Other stand out songs were 'Go to the River', and 'She was a boy'. Nearly every song has a distinctly different sound, which is pretty rare. It's pleasantly eclectic.
Her voice reminded me a little of K.T. Tunstall, and her unique style sort of brought Tori Amos to mind.
My husband's reaction to the album was that it was "weird, but really good." I thought it was fantastic. After I listened to it straight through the first time, I immediately listened to it again. It's in my regular rotation now.
I loved this one.
You can check out Yael Naim's FB page, or follow her on Twitter.
Disclosure: Thanks to the folks at Sneak Attack Media for providing me with a review copy of the album. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are my own. The above link is an Amazon affiliate link.