Humming By The Flowered Vine

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  • Summary: Members of Calexico guest on the singer-songwriter's Matador debut.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. A work of formidable and pristine beauty.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Cantrell, with a voice reminiscent of Alison Krauss and melodies much the same, was born for this stuff. [24 Jun 2005, p.162]
  3. Humming by the Flowered Vine is an album that's a joy to listen to without sounding simple or hollow, and resonates with an evocative beauty comprised of both compassion and intellect.
  4. Humming By The Flowered Vine takes the rootsy sounds of classic country music (incorporating Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams and everyone in between) and plops them smack dab in the middle of Manhattan.
  5. Like its predecessors, it's full of sweetly sung melodies and deceptively simple arrangements of originals and lovingly chosen covers.
  6. Humming by the Flowered Vine works up a mix of matter-of-fact and earnest confessionals that's rarely precious, usually gorgeous and worth returning to.
  7. Overall the mixture never quite gels, and the rasping timbre of Cantrell's voice ain't the prettiest sound you ever heard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. TraciP
    Feb 1, 2008
    9
    Laura Cantrell's crystal clear vocals are beautiful, reminiscent of Kitty Wells. This album's Big City meditations evoke Laura Cantrell's crystal clear vocals are beautiful, reminiscent of Kitty Wells. This album's Big City meditations evoke traditional country, bluegrass, honky talk, and the shimmery melodies of 60's California country acts. Expand
  2. VasekR
    Jun 21, 2005
    9
    Simply beatiful and balanced album full of emotions.
  3. PaulA
    Jul 31, 2005
    6
    Too slick and AOR for my liking. Try The Tremblin' Kind for a more gritty down to earth country album.

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