Overlook - Maria Taylor
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  • Summary: The Azure Ray singer self-produced her fourth solo album.
  • Record Label: Saddle Creek Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The instrumentation is luscious and variable, the harmonies are wonderful, the lyrics are solid and compelling for the most part, and with such a lovely blend of slower and up-tempo tracks to choose from, Overlook is something you definitely don't want to do in regards to what might just be considered Maria Taylor's finest solo effort to date.
  2. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    This is a band album, and a solid one at that.
  3. Aug 19, 2011
    79
    Overlook is her best, most animated collection in years.
  4. Aug 19, 2011
    60
    Overlook has its moments. [Sep 2011, p.120]
  5. Aug 19, 2011
    50
    While Taylor's voice is more adventurous than ever, it seems that the music hasn't quite caught up.
  6. Aug 19, 2011
    50
    Ultimately, there just isn't enough content here to drive an entire album, and halfway through Taylor loses her footing.
  7. 20
    Taylor's whispery, timid voice sounds restrained on nearly every track. Coupled with repetitive lyrics and monotonous rhythms, Overlook is a yawn-inducing piece.

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