Hello Love

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  • Summary: This the third album for the Canadian folk trio includes a cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry."
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. What will always make The Be Good Tanyas stand out, in a roots/folk genre replete with superstar solo artists, is that they’re capable of juxtaposing their own songs next to the classics of the genre and tricking listeners into playing name-that-era throughout an entire album.
  2. Although they recognize their strengths and know that their formula works, they are also smart enough to explore new territory.
  3. So here they are, doing again what they've done before: mostly slow and sombre songs, sometimes delivered with a wary hesitancy that can be endearing but is occasionally frustrating.
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    The harmonies are undeniably pretty. [Nov 2006, p.120]
  5. While the trio hasn't managed to outshine their spectacular debut, Hello Love is a CD filled with cross-generational charm and musical riches.
  6. The trio have also grown more comfortable singing the blues and incorporating meatier harmonica and guitar arrangements, and lurching tracks like Out Of The Wilderness and A Little Blues make up for weaker soft rock ballads that leave little impression.
  7. Hello Love is certainly the most hinged of their three releases, in that it sounds the cleanest—the most streamlined both instrumentally and lyrically. Too bad what it’s saying is, more often than not, familiar to the point of being trite.

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  1. LarryS
    Nov 17, 2006
    9
    I never participate in music reviews but have not stopped listening to this album. Probably better than either of the previous efforts and I never participate in music reviews but have not stopped listening to this album. Probably better than either of the previous efforts and "somber" is inaccurate; reflective is a better descriptor. Expand
  2. FrankC
    Jan 9, 2007
    8
    Another great album from the East Vancouver Tanyas.
  3. MattD.
    Nov 17, 2006
    7
    It sounds like they are going through the motions a bit, but that still beats much of what it out there.