Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop
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Lydia E. from CRESTVIEW HLS, KY
Reviewed on 10/26/2006...
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're here because someone told you you'd like Patty Larkin, if you're here because you've heard one of these songs and want to know if the others are as good, if you're here because you've heard one of her other albums and want to take a chance on a new one, if you're here because you like the likes of Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco, Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka, Holly Cole, Janis Ian, Nanci Griffith, Paul Simon or any good lyricist or any good ten-finger guitar player ever to stand on a street corner with an open guitar case belting out anthems for change...BUY THIS. It is the best of the best. It is the gold standard for folk albums, the gold standard for female guitarists, for sultry vocalists, for smart women, for good music that stands up to time and tide and criticism.Patty Larkin is a genius, and this is her best work. Get it first -- you'll want the others. I swear.Starting with "Who Holds Your Hand" this cd is chock full of memorable songs. The heartbreaking "I Told Him That My Dog Wouldn't Run." The evokative "Helen." The rocking "Pundits and Poets." The genius of "Booth of Glass" (my favorite song) and "Good Thing." The fun of "Might as Well Dance." The picking and plucking of "Banish Misfortune/Open Hand."Patty Larkin is not the Dixie Chicks. She's not Shania Twain or the Spice Girls. She's not Lauryn Hill or Will Smith. But she's got something for everyone. This cd -- all of her cds -- sit in my cd collection between Peter Gabriel and Rickie Lee Jones and De La Soul and U2."Why haven't I heard of her, if she's so great?" you ask. Because she was a Boston local who did what she needed to do. She tours the folk circuit. She sings where she wants to, when she wants to. As indispensible as U2's "Achtung Baby" or REM's "Document" or Nanci Griffith's "One Fair Summer Evening" is Patty Larkin's "Angels Running."There is a hole in your cd collection if you do not have this album."
Taking A Chance On Patty.
SJ Williams. | Edinburgh, Scotland. | 01/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whilst on holiday in Boston recently, I was buying CD's, and came across 'Angels' by chance. I'd never heard of Patty before, but decided to try her out. I was stunned at how good she is. Her guitar work is second to none, and the lyrics stand out because they're so different, and in most cases, enigmatic. As a result, I've ordered two more of her albums, and will eventually get them all. Having never heard of her, I didn't realise how close to her I was, when I was on Cape Cod. She is gifted as a singer-songwriter,and has a mind-blowing guitar-playing technique!! Take it from one who has seen the light! Get all her albums,pour a glass of wine, sit back, and drift away to an artist, who has more than just a touch of genius.If you revel in John Leventhal, you'll fall in love with Patty Larkin!!"