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. 80
    Constancy is provided by the band's sleek economy and the piercing, implacable vocals of Sian Alice Ahern herself. [Sep 2009, p.92]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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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