Mountain Echo - Jodie Marie
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  • Summary: The Welsh singer's 1960s-inspired debut album was produced by Bernard Butler.
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  1. Mar 28, 2012
    80
    Jodie Marie's velvety, bittersweet touch suggests the emergence of a female Richard Hawley, the wonder being that a 20-year-old can weave such an intimate spell.
  2. 80
    With her delivery tacking impressively between sweet and smoky, "On the Road" recalls what happened when the Kind of Blue influence hit the likes of Tim Buckley and Tim Hardin.
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    Her voice is pure enough and boasts the necessary dash of grit for her to rise above mere MOR blandness. [Apr 2012, p.84]
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    While it's sometimes a little too delicate for its own good, Mountain Echo is still a highly encouraging first offering which proves the Duffy comparisons don't do her any justice.
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    60
    As it is, Mountain Echo is a debut that is unlikely to offend, but it's unlikely to provoke repeated listens.
  6. Mar 29, 2012
    60
    It's the more spartan, folksier tracks, like "Greeny Blue," that hint at better things to come. [Apr 2012, p.81]
  7. Apr 2, 2012
    60
    Mountain Echo isn't original, but Marie's voice oozes control vulnerability. [Apr 2012, p.98]
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