Ripely Pine - Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
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  • Summary: The songs for Aly Spaltro's debut full-length were written over a four year period while working at Bart's & Greg's DVD Explosion in Brunswick, Maine.
  • Record Label: Ba Da Bing Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    Spaltro pleads and howls her way to the crux of the matter, finds her own way out, and leaves a poetic map behind for the rest of us.
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    80
    A bright artist displaying skill and youthful eagerness--no shtick.
  3. Mar 21, 2013
    80
    There’s a certain maturity to this material that transcends the author’s young age, and you have to simply be in awe of what writing songs over a four year period in a video store could have wrought.
  4. May 9, 2013
    80
    Over the slack strum of guitar, Spaltro tells a spectral tale that feels like a hazy dream until a violent outburst yanks you elsewhere. That’s precisely where Spaltro likes to keep you: on edge.
  5. Mar 21, 2013
    78
    The best songs here are all nearly seven minutes long, but their erratic structures make compelling stages to watch dueling tirades of emotion swarm around one another.
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    70
    Ripely Pine is overloaded with sound, lurching with sudden dynamic shifts, swiveling from one melodic idea to another, trembling with strings, gleaming with brass, fractured into colored shards of bright feeling.
  7. Mar 22, 2013
    65
    She shows admirable maturity in her songwriting for such a young artist. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.103]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    I've had this for about 6 months now. Each time I listen to it, if gets better and better. Definitely my album of the year. The scary thing isI've had this for about 6 months now. Each time I listen to it, if gets better and better. Definitely my album of the year. The scary thing is the potential what can she do given a bit more time?! Wow. Expand

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