Troubled, Shaken Etc. - Sian Alice Group
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length album for the British band.
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  1. The bottom line is Troubled, Shaken Etc is an album: paced, sequenced, structured, and produced as such. It's utterly lovely, feminine, and subtly adventurous.
  2. 80
    Constancy is provided by the band's sleek economy and the piercing, implacable vocals of Sian Alice Ahern herself. [Sep 2009, p.92]
  3. Troubled, Shaken Etc. won't win any prizes for instant accessibility; if anything, it's a deftly-secured trove of deeply hidden treasures, that once discovered, will be hard to resist.
  4. 70
    It’s an ambiguous ending that makes the journey all the more fascinating.
  5. Ultimately this is a question of taste--and plenty of folks like their music slow-moving and somber--but the general avoidance of rhythm on some of these cuts poses a problem for me.
  6. 60
    A newly dynamic SAG here build on the intuitive eclecticism of last year's "59:59" debut. [Nov 2009, p.100]
  7. Troubled, Shaken Etc. show that Sian's sophomore effort is a lesson in artistic restarint being a detriment. [Summer 2009, p.62]
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