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Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Once part of Hawai?i's eclectic folk-pop troupe, Poi Dog Pondering, Abra Moore reinvents herself as an Austin-based electric folk rocker with a sultry, smart vocal attack and a clutch of equally attractive songs. Her 1997... more »
Once part of Hawai?i's eclectic folk-pop troupe, Poi Dog Pondering, Abra Moore reinvents herself as an Austin-based electric folk rocker with a sultry, smart vocal attack and a clutch of equally attractive songs. Her 1997 debut, Strangest Places, displays Moore's skill at crafting hooky, melodic rockers like the jangling "Four Leaf Clover" and the jaunty "Don't Feel Like Cryin'," propelled by producer Mitch Watkins' muscular guitars and earthy keyboards. Moore downshifts effectively into the set's gentler ballads, but she's at her most satisfying on the spirited uptempo tracks that thankfully dominate here. --Sam Sutherland
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Matt F. from LE CLAIRE, IA
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
Alternative darling, favorite of the Lillith tour of female singers. A bit pretentious for my taste. Very distinctive voice, nice melodies.
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The otherside of Folk Rock.
Abra Belke | Montana | 05/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is rare in the world of music that you find an artist who can blend both the genres of folk rock and pop to create a style all their own. The CD Strangest Places buy up and comer Abra Moore is such a CD by such an artist. Combining the emotion of folk rock with the essence of popular music makes songs such as Four Leaf Clover and Strangest Places appeal to a very wide audience. The album also combines more upbeat popular songs with sultry folk recordings to create a truly unique sound, which until now had non one to bring it into the main stream. Abra Moore was a shining star on the recent lilith Fair tour, and as soon as you hear the CD Strangest Places it isn't difficult to see why. So if your in the mood to see the other side of Folk rock take a listen to Strangest Places by Abra Moore an unparalelled combination of popular culture and folk rocker soul."
high_life2 | Rockville, MD | 04/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD by chance -- good chance. I had just bought my Lilith Fair tickets, and Abra was one of the second stage acts; I'd never heard of her, but a local music store had Strangest Places available to listen to, and I'd be willing to bet that one listen will be enough to grab you, too.Her fabulously down-to-earth, pop-chorus rock isn't ground-breaking or technically amazingly, but it sounds great, and isn't that why we listen?The entire album is fairly solid, but about half the songs -- "Don't Feel Like Cryin'" is my favorite -- capture the blend of rock and pop music perfectly. Listen to this album on a rainy day, or drag your speakers onto the lawn and listen to it while you lie in the sun. This is accessible music, with Abra's great vocals (on most songs) backed by solid, catchy guitar tracks.If my glowing recommendation seems to conflict with my rating of 3½ stars, it's because among the standouts are a few songs which, while not unpleasant to listen to, aren't quite up to par. I prefer her faster, rockier tracks, but the fan who also enjoys slower tunes like "Happiness" should be thrilled with this disc."