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Waves & The Both of Us
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Charlotte Sometimes has been singing since before she could talk. Even as a baby, music was the language she understood best. Her charisma and love of an audience seemed a perfect match for musical theater, so she spent he... more »
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Charlotte Sometimes has been singing since before she could talk. Even as a baby, music was the language she understood best. Her charisma and love of an audience seemed a perfect match for musical theater, so she spent her first 13 years in a blur of voice and dance lessons. But as an adolescent, all that staring in the mirror drew Charlotte to a different form of self-expression: poetry. She decided to teach herself to play guitar so she could set her poems to her favorite medium, and that's when she discovered her true passion. By the time she finished high school, Charlotte had written over 100 songs. She pursued her music career relentlessly, and now her hard work is paying off: her debut album, "Waves in the Both of Us," is set for release summer 2008. In the meantime, she's touring the country with her band, spreading her thoughtful lyrics and eclectic set list to everyone who'll listen. Which turns out to be quite a crowd.
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Not only a great debut--an AWESOME album!
Louis S. Mosier | Chesapeake, VA, USA | 05/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Charlotte Sometimes' debut CD, "Wave & the Both of Us", is kind of hard to define in style--edgy, funky, singer/songwriter meets rockergrrl meets pop diva--but it's easy to define in quality--amazing, topknotch, kick@$$. Although only 20, Charlotte (not her true first name--she's not telling) has been performing for years and her experience shows. Her lyrics are mature, dark and edgy but with a strength and spunkiness that suggest she's no navelgazer but a fighter. Far from being bitter or cynical, however, the end result is positive and engaging; kind of "life can really suck but, screw it, lets go have some fun." As I said earlier, her style is eclectic--some pop, some alt rock--but her voice, energy and musical prowess make it all sound great. Her sound is a bit of Fiona Apple, Shirley Manson (Garbage), and Gwen Stefani, a pinch of Regina Spektor and Liz Phair, plus a touch of Natalie Walker, Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy) and Ingrid Michaelson, but its a voice that's all her own. I had the chance to see Charlotte perform in a small club in Virginia, and she was great live; polished, self-assured and strong. I also spoke to her after the show and found her friendly and genuine. I bought the CD the day it hit the stores and have been playing it constantly. You know how some albums take a few listens to get into them? This one grabbed me from track one and hasn't let me go yet. It's no exaggeration to say that this CD could be the best debut of the year and one of the top albums of 2008; all from a Jersey girl who took her stage name from a kid's book. Way to go, Charlotte (or whatever your real name is)...you surely have a great career ahead of you!"
Waves for All of Us
Andy Wood | Jersey Shore | 05/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is never a good time to be different, at least not in the music biz.
Fortune favors the familiar, hence the endles list of soundalikes and wannabes that populate the airwaves and pop charts.
Then along came Charlotte, where different is the difference.
Dark, romantic lyrics and well thought out, punchy, arrangements, make this album accessible on any number of levels. When one is going through a soul wrenching relationship break up, or simply popping down to the Acme for a litre of milk and some Advil. The music works, it is real, vibrant, polished and different. Long may this young talent spew her honey tinged venom. Charlotte, you rock, and wail and cry and generally bring a joyous new sound to a humdrum world. Stop reading and order the CD, you will never regret it."
A Lovely Discovery
Rocky | Iowa, USA | 06/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I caught Charlotte one early morning on VH1 and was immediately interested. Her single How I Could Just Kill A Man just stuck in my head, and when I purchased her album no later, I realized a lot of her songs were just as addictive.
What exactly makes this new artist so appealing? Well her distinct voice and mature songwriting is awful refreshing compared to a lot that is being sold these days, and she has a unique touch to her songs that keeps each track sounding different but equally fun and lovely. There is truly nothing really to complain of, this is an overall wonderful album that just works, and Charlotte Sometimes I consider in the category of Best Pop Artists of 2008.
Though some tracks just stand out more. My favorite songs that really shine through on the album are Losing Sleep, How I Could Just Kill a Man, Ex Girlfriend Syndrome, AEIOU, In Your Apartment, and This Is Only for Now. But it's Build The Moon that grew to be the strongest track in my opinion, and the one I listen to most.
Definitely a highly- recommended album. 4/5"