Monday, November 19, 2007

Sarah Blasko - What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have

With a handful of ARIA nominations to her name, along with a coveted nomination for the 2006 Australian Music Prize for her smash debut album, "The Overture and The Underscore", I couldn’t help but think what every other idiotic Triple J listener was thinking: What’s the deal with this girl who’s musical stylings render herself liable to claims of being the illegitimate love-child of Thom Yorke and Bjork, (even the names are similar…hmmmmm. I’m starting to think that if Ms Blasko has a wonky eye that this theory may actually have some credibility).
Regardless, whether or not Bjork and the world’s most famous depressive did in fact hit it off years ago, no amount of speculation can overshadow the undeniable talent of one of Australia’s most capable pop princesses. Sarah Blasko has also risen to become one of Australia's most respected songwriters, as well as gaining a reputation for being one of Australia's most impressive live performers. As you can probably tell by looking at the album's cover, What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have is a darker record than it's predecessor, although it retains many elements of the pop songwriting that characterized her debut.
In one line - Sarah Blasko is real talent... amazing album from start to finish!

Grade: A+
+ Amazing Things
+ Always on this Line
+ Hammer
+ The Albatross

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