South

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  • Summary: Bermuda-born singer/songwriter Heather Nova returns with her fourth album, which was a hit in England upon its release there in the fall of 2001.

Top Track

Gloomy Sunday
From gloomy Sunday soundtrack Sunday is gloomy My hours are slumberless Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless Little white flowers Will... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Her lilting angelic voice and ethereal alternating waves of electronic and acoustic musical accompaniment make Nova's contemporary folk-pop tunes perfect for TV-styled teen angst and lessons in love.
  2. Nova and her producers do not rely on atmosphere alone. Instead they nail songs with unshakable melodies, choruses, bridges and harmonics; the technique, as on the great soul records, uses structural certainty to access emotional mysteries.
  3. 70
    What South demonstrates most effectively is that Nova, who had been awkwardly marketed as an edgy alt-rock chick, is now a performer perfectly poised for adulthood, and the mature listening audience that comes with it.
  4. Heather Nova has ventured out on South, delving into the pop side for her own inventions. Fans who aren't accepting of such a move might be critical; new listeners might find South her easiest album.
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  1. MarinaG
    Jun 15, 2002
    9
    Heather Nova has overcome her demons and reached musical nirvana with 'South." Although her fans might prefer her older creations, her Heather Nova has overcome her demons and reached musical nirvana with 'South." Although her fans might prefer her older creations, her music is still a delight to listen to. Especially in this age of bubblegum pop. Check it out! Expand
  2. MattM
    Jul 7, 2002
    8
    This is a gem of a CD. Crafy pop tunes with strong melodies abound, and Nova's voice is distinct and calming.