Saturday, May 05, 2007
The Story - Brandi Carlile
Sadly, there's just something about The Story by Brandi Carlile that doesn't quite grab me.
The songs are pleasant enough, and it is true that Carlile has quite the voice, but it's just nothing that I haven't heard before, and haven't heard done better. Such, I suppose, is life. I can't particularly fault the record in any harsh terms, but I can't sit here and pretend that I'll be listening to it over and over again.
Even the fact that this album was recorded "as live" hits me more as a gimmick than anything else.
I know full well there are going to be many many people who completely disagree with me on this one, and to them I apologise. But this does absolutely nothing for me.