Pines - A Fine Frenzy
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  • Summary: The third release for Alison Sudol as A Fine Frenzy was inspired by time in California's redwoods and the Washington's Cascade mountains.
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  1. Jan 28, 2013
    80
    Sudol's expressive voice (both sonically and lyrically) and her tasteful and innovative arrangements help to steer the narrative into more abstract realms than one would assume upon simply reading the press release.
  2. 80
    It's beautifully presented in an absorbing blend of acoustic guitar, piano, cello, and the occasional tint of vibes or ambient colouration.
  3. 60
    Pines dances between Sudol's ballad-heavy debut, One Cell in the Sea ("Sad Sea Song"), and her more dance-ready sophomore effort, Bomb in a Birdcage ("Sailing Song"), and Sudol's subject matter has shifted further from pining for a man and closer to self reflection and possible happiness.
  4. Jan 28, 2013
    40
    The main problem is that the wooly songs struggle to match the grandstanding conceit. [Feb 2013, p.101]
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