Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Privilege -- a thoughtful, soulful CD
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Allette Brooks has created a wonderful CD that should appeal to a variety of musical tastes. Allette is a modern day folk singer who has been influenced by many artists including Sarah McLachlan and Ani DiFranco. The pop-ish "ladder" is complemented by hauntingly beautiful songs like "hello" and "clothesline." The songs "swallow" and "privilege" have a grittier sound to them. "Passage of time" is simply a fantastic song about the difficulty of getting over someone - it conveys a sense of longing and loss while managing to remain upbeat. Allette blends narrative with emotion so that sometimes its hard to tell whether she is using metaphor or speaking literally, leading to thought-provoking confusion. Some of the songs can seem a bit preachy, but Allette's lovely voice and intelligent lyrics are worth listening to."