Songs In Red And Gray Image
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  • Summary: Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega fills her sixth studio album with 13 new compositions. Former producer (and former husband) Mitchell Froom is gone, replaced by Rupert Hine, who creates an overall sound that is more like Vega's earliest recordings than her Froom-produced output during the 1990s.
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  1. Her calm, hushed, clear singing only emphasizes the emotional torment the songs trace. The result is an album on a par with her best work.
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    Could well be her finest yet. [Oct 2001, p.128]
  3. Infinite sadness, hypnotic beauty. [28 Sep 2001, p.74]
  4. Revealing a songwriter unwilling to compromise even when it hurts, Songs makes her return all the more welcome.
  5. A polished, classy album whose retrained elegance and melancholy resonance more than compensate for its lack of rhythmic and instrumental restlessness.
  6. [Her songs are] articulate and bright, enlivened by pithy metaphors and images that suggest a well-rounded English major with a sensitive side.
  7. A simple, often stark record reminiscent of her eponymous 1985 debut.

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