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Finally Woken
Jem
Finally Woken
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
 
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Though the downbeat electronica and laconic vocals of Cardiff-born Jem Griffiths find her lumbered with a "Dido-wannabe" tag, she's actually much more adventurous than that. On the whole, Finally Woken sounds like someone ...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Jem
Title: Finally Woken
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: ATO Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2004
Re-Release Date: 3/23/2004
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 880882151928

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Though the downbeat electronica and laconic vocals of Cardiff-born Jem Griffiths find her lumbered with a "Dido-wannabe" tag, she's actually much more adventurous than that. On the whole, Finally Woken sounds like someone finally told Beth Orton to cheer up, and at its best the album finds Jem reveling in all the studio tricks available to her. The opener, "They," loops a nonsensical children's chorus to create a mood of Danny Elfmanesque creepiness, while "Come On Closer" and "24" manage to use crunching electric guitars and strings while avoiding any comparison to Evanescence. The title track combines a loping beat with a jazzy vocal delivery that's reminiscent of Portishead, and "Save Me" is a better-than-average R&B track that's sure to be covered for years to come. Unfortunately, too much of the album's latter half sinks into a slow-paced Didoesque electronic slurry, though Jem's to be applauded for at least trying to liven things up with the cod-reggae of "Wish I." Sony. 2005.

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John F. from FARMINGDALE, NY
Reviewed on 12/14/2011...
Took this CD blind after hearing 1 song on the radio - it is awesome!
Meagan K. (wunderkind) from SAN ANTONIO, TX
Reviewed on 8/30/2006...
Subdued indie-pop, similar to Dido. It's a pretty good album, and it got good reviews. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.