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Long Island Shores
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
With her expressively breathy vocals and uplifting melodies, Mindy Smith expresses both the romantic and spiritual dimensions of rapture. It can occasionally be hard to tell whether Smith is singing of God or love, or if s... more »
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With her expressively breathy vocals and uplifting melodies, Mindy Smith expresses both the romantic and spiritual dimensions of rapture. It can occasionally be hard to tell whether Smith is singing of God or love, or if she even makes a distinction between the two. Whether she's invoking prayer and sin in the opening "Out Loud," hoping that God's looking out for her in "Out of Control," casting a seductive charmer as a "Little Devil," or recalling her preacher father in the title track, Smith's material blurs the distinction between the earthly and the ethereal. Her duet with kindred spirit Buddy Miller on "What If the World Stops Turning" highlights the album, though the Nashville-based artist rarely hints at country within her buoyant brand of folk-pop. --Don McLeese More Mindy
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G. | Chicago, IL | 05/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This will not be a survey review describing and critiquing each CD track, though I confess to personally finding such reviews often helpful. I intend only to weigh-in that those whose musical taste is electic or who appreciate country-alt music should strongly consider sampling Mindy Smith's talent. Yes, I think that she is extremely talented. Her voice is pure and sweet vulnerability itself and her songs, while mostly poignant and a little angst-filled, can also be up-tempo and uplifting. Others, fail to fit neatly into either of the above categories but perhaps are a little of each. Take Edge of Love, for example, which is both a love song and a prayer and one of the loveliest songs I've heard in a long time. Just in case you're thinking that Mindy Smith is just another pretty voice, she wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on this CD and her songcraft is excellent. This CD is consistently quite good in every way and if you like this musical genre or are open-minded musically, I think that you will enjoy it very much."
a music fan | Boston | 03/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved Mindy Smith's voice from the first time I heard her version of "..Berkley Square" on an album that showcased new talent. I've wished she'd sing a few more standards with that incredibly rich voice of hers.
I love this album...it's quiet and understated in her usual style but few singers today sound as true as she does and as honest."
Mindy Smith's Sophmore outing
DAlexander | Seattle, WA USA | 03/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mindy Smith's sophmore outing entitled "Long Island Shores" is a respectable offering from this Tennessee based singer-songwriter. It is clear that Mindy is maturing with her lyrics and that she is experimenting with her song form and instrumentation. While this CD does not grab you as quickly as her first CD did, like a fine wine it improves over time. Highlights include the title track Long Island Shores and the innocent, solo guitar and vocal song entitled Miracle. In this world of overproduced, synthetic music, Mindy Smith is a breath of fresh air. I look forward to her contributions for years to come."