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Get Away From Me - Nellie McKay

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Teenage rap-folk-lounge-jazz maestro Nellie McKay’s debut is a Jacuzzi of warm bubbly homeliness that is as rich in smooth talent as zesty perkiness and sultry pop treacle. It is so refreshing to find someone not afraid to shuffle between styles like most her age juggle boyfriends, each ... Read review

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mark_allen71

Feel-good fanfares from teenage sensation. Review with images

AdvantagesEclectic, eccentric, warm and satisfying

DisadvantagesToo gorgeous for the musically ugly

"...be shipped to Iraq to get terrorists and trigger-happy intolerants together in a love-in. Nel's lyrics can be a cutting but somehow you get dipped in happy-dust on the way through. In the first three tracks “David”, “Manhattan Avenue” and “Sari” – as in an apology! - We get Doris Day-isms, piano lounge indulgence and Eminem-posturing with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure.Whoooar Nellie! Latter tracks include cod-funk; ..." Read review
13.10.2004

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Great unique guitar approach and lyrics
none (*)
Best know songs on this from 'Good Will Hunting'
One weak track, he won't ever record again. (*)
The new school of FOLK
I really don't think there are any! (*)
Upbeat, Melodious and Pure.
Don't go near if you don't like the fiddle. (*)
Great singer, very emotional, very powerful.
May be too emotional for some (*)
Slips nicely round the ears
nope - can't think of one (*)
Beautiful, clear, pure voice, wonderful music to listen to.
None that I can think of. (*)
A powerhouse of sheer energy!
Not strictly folk music (*)
Superb songwriter and gutarist
Hasn't achieved his full potential (*)
Sang many great songs
Went into retirement (*)
She yodels, plays a damn fine piece of harp, but isn't actually a weirdo
She yodels, she plays a damn fine piece of harp? (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members