Amorino - Isobel Campbell
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  • Summary: This is the debut solo release from the former Belle and Sebastian / Gentle Waves vocalist and cellist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    It's saved from twee tedium by Campbell's sumptuous orchestrartions and sly wit. [Dec 2003, p.115]
  2. Amorino sounds like a lost soundtrack to some cool French film from the 1960s.
  3. At its best, on songs like "Monologue for an Old True Love" or the Nancy & Lee-styled orchestral country duet with Eugene Kelly, listening to Amorino provides nearly as many musical thrills as listening to a good B&S record.
  4. 60
    An amibitious record. [Dec 2003, p.113]
  5. A sprawling beast that's unexpectedly heavy on the instrumental front.
  6. As could be expected, the production is sharp, and the song structures are tightly wound and delicately unraveled. The problem is that the effort as a whole is too slick, and its charm suffers as a result.
  7. Her breathy vocals are unsettling, her glacial detachment lazy and too often irritating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. time
    Oct 30, 2007
    9
    This beautiful young lady never gets the credit she deserves. Lately with all these commercials featuring wannabe twee bands you'd think This beautiful young lady never gets the credit she deserves. Lately with all these commercials featuring wannabe twee bands you'd think she's be at the forefront of the indie pop revolution with Metric, Stars, Feist, Cat Power, Bat For Lashes and so on. Expand
  2. diogow
    Dec 5, 2005
    9
    It´s great!
  3. JohnD
    Jan 9, 2004
    7
    Good stuff!