All Rise - Inara George
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  • Summary: Michael Andrews (composer of the score for 'Donnie Darko') produced this debut disc for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, who is the daughter of Little Feat's Lowell George.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
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  1. Since her voice is clear and lovely, the songs are tuneful without being flashy, and the production is quiet, subtly layered, George makes All Rise seem easy, and it's only when the record is over that it dawns on you what a rich, rewarding album it is.
  2. A gorgeous and moving collection of love songs.
  3. Her music-box arrangements have a child-like giddiness about them, but this collection of glittering songs has an emotional and sonic maturity that will keep you listening long past bedtime.
  4. The record clearly shows off George's talent and eclectic bent.
  5. The strengths of "All Rise" are understatement and simplicity; while George may not shock you, it's because she never meant to.
  6. 60
    Simple acoustic music lined with occasional piano and an inglenook voice owing much to early Joni Mitchell or Carole King. [Aug 2006, p.93]
  7. 40
    All Rise flitters about like an overly melodramatic actor: it might be pretty, but it offers little more than monotony. [#67, p.97]

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  1. ToniS
    Apr 3, 2005
    10
    I really love her vocal style, clear and fresh. Nice to hear Jackson Browne in background on the one track. Will look for more of hers in the future.
  2. JRChong
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    what a special record, full of depth. albums like this come along very rarely! five stars...
  3. Andre
    Feb 14, 2005
    9
    Gorgeous songs and a truly distinct sounding record. I find the critics' comparisons to be lazy since the songwriting and classic Gorgeous songs and a truly distinct sounding record. I find the critics' comparisons to be lazy since the songwriting and classic arrangements are far beyond the daily grind of contemporary singer/songwriter melodrama. Expand
  4. webwebster
    Aug 7, 2005
    9
    The songs, both original and covers, are amazing, especially when her unique and lovely voice begins to toy with them. Terrific and surprising.
  5. KyleH
    Feb 15, 2005
    9
    I'm mighty impressed by this debut from Inara George. Her voice is clear, the lyrics smart and the musicianship excellent.