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  • Summary: The debut album for Laura Groves was recorded in different places with her family and friends.
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  1. It's tempting to say that Groves makes music mature beyond her tender years, but tha's wrong. It would be stunning no matter how old she was. [Jun 2009, p.117]
  2. Blue Roses, you see, is less Nash and more Bush, a dizzyingly beautiful set of delicate folk songs that sound like they’ve been sprinkled with pixie dust and reincarnated from some perfect bygone age.
  3. Blue Roses is a startling debut, a record that oozes warmth and charm whilst revealing itself slowly and patiently.
  4. Blue Roses makes it clear that Groves is inordinately talented and working with big portions of audacity and acumen.
  5. When Blue Roses fails, the reasons are all-too-clear, but when it succeeds it sounds like the work of someone who could leave a lasting mark.
  6. Those with a low tolerance for navel-gazing are advised to steer clear, but there's plenty to cherish here.
  7. Alternating between fingerpicked acoustic and electric, the remaining tracks are hardly deficient of introverted charm, but with the exception of the semi-propulsive 'Rebecca,' the pace is sluggish at best, resulting in a collection of songs best listened to in threes, or all at once with one's forehead pressed against the window waiting for the rain to pass.
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