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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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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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Superb songwriter and gutarist
Hasn't achieved his full potential (*)
Enlivens the soul-which is always a bonus
He doesn't do many gigs in England (*)
Slips nicely round the ears
nope - can't think of one (*)
Best know songs on this from 'Good Will Hunting'
One weak track, he won't ever record again. (*)
Stunningly beautiful voice
early work is beautiful but lacks the depth seen more recently (*)
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The new school of FOLK
I really don't think there are any! (*)
Great singer, very emotional, very powerful.
May be too emotional for some (*)
Great easy listening
Some songs sound the same! (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members