Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Robert Burgess | Bloomington, IN United States | 10/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I heard of Go Sailor was from a little movie called "But I'm a Cheerleader..." The song featured in the movie (which by the way is awesome) that really caught my attention was "Ray of Sunshine." From the first time I heard I thought it was one of the best pop songs I had ever heard. From there I heard "A Fine Day For Sailing" and "Together Forever In Love." I couldn't believe how good, tight, beautiful and honest these songs were. People on here complain that this is one big song. I agree to some point. They do play one certain STYLE of music, and you definately have to like that style to get it, but that doesn't mean every song is the same. I listened to the album all the way through for the first time the other day and I can't believe how sadly beautiful each song is. Nick Hornby said it best in his book "Songbook" when he said that if you're trying to write about anything other than love, you should write an essay, a powerpoint presentation or some other format than music, but love is the one thing that has to be expressed in song or poetry. It's so hard to pin down in regular language, and that's what's so simultaneously beautiful and depressing about it - and Go Sailor captures that with near-perfection.
PS- I am convinced Rose Melberg has one of the best, sweetest voices ever. Peace out."
One Great Bubblegum Album
Robin Sena | U.S, | 02/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The mellifluous voice of Rose Melberg carries this album throughout. The songs do run together as previously stated, but that doesn't take away at the very bittersweet sound that would easily rank as one of my personal favorite albums. It is the greatest bubblegum album I have heard (along with Pink Hearts Yellow Moons from Dressy Bessy) and I would highly recommend this album, along with any other work from Rose, such as The Softies and Tiger Trap."