Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Getting a fix on Jonatha Brooke's music has never been easy, and her 2001 effort further complicates the task. As a solo artist, Brooke has teased fans with genre-gobbling pastiche (10 Cent Wings) and austere acoustics (Li... more »
Listen to Samples
Getting a fix on Jonatha Brooke's music has never been easy, and her 2001 effort further complicates the task. As a solo artist, Brooke has teased fans with genre-gobbling pastiche (10 Cent Wings) and austere acoustics (Live), as if she were still searching for her voice in the Story's aftermath. On Steady Pull she may not find it, but you can hear her zeroing in. Working with legendary producer Bob Clearmountain (Pretenders and Bryan Adams) Brooke emphasizes her strengths--mercurial but memorable melodies, complex but flowing rhythms--through a variety of settings: polished contemporary R&B, alternative guitar rock, orchestral pop, as well as some trademark acoustic folk. If the musical shifts occasionally verge on distraction, Brooke's compressed, confessional songwriting and sincere, tart delivery mostly remain in focus. --Roy Kasten
Similarly Requested CDs
My first time...
ErinSparkles | Puyallup, Wa USA | 09/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first experience hearing Jonatha Brooke, and I have to say, this is one of my favorite cd's. She has so much soul, energy, and spirit in this album that it's hard to put my finger on what it is that I love so much. Her lyrics touch that part of you that screams "THIS IS ME!" Almost every song on this album is perfect and its one that you want to listen to over and over again. I'm on now to buy the rest of her cds... Now you should take my advice and get this one."
Jonatha rocks out and stays soulful
ErinSparkles | 08/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD speaks to me! It is original, beautiful and sophisticated. Lyrics from the title track, "I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see...and I like it" completely describe the liminal spaces between comings and goings. I appreciate Jonatha's incredible depth and complexity and marvel with each new direction she explores. Jonatha Brook is nothing short or EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED!!! Having just seen her on stage in Woodstock, she is even more impressive and down to earth. Her music is an anthem to all women seeking to be emancipated from whatever holds them back. She deserves to be as popular as many of her less talented peers currently in the limelight, however,I would hate for her to get so famous that she would stop playing small venues. Buy this CD. It is FABULOUS!"