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Thea Gilmore
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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Described by the UK Press as "The Best New British Female Singer/Songwriter Since Beth Orton."


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All Artists: Thea Gilmore
Title: Avalanche
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Compass Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 9/9/2003
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Europe, British Isles, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397437125


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Described by the UK Press as "The Best New British Female Singer/Songwriter Since Beth Orton."

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A rare gem
Gene Firmin | Waco, TX | 04/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a perfect world, Britney Spears and all the other pop queens would be flipping burgers at McDonalds and Thea Gilmore would be one of the reigning Goddeses of the music world. In a perfect world, major record company A and R people would not be suffering from terminal cases of rectocranial inversion and would instead be pushing an artist as talented as Thea Gilmore to the top of the charts.
If you are dedicated to finding the rare gems in the music world, THIS is one of the artists for whom you are constantly searching. My only hope is that she isn't left in the dust of the mainstream effluvium born of greed and lacking the appreciation for great talent.
Both Avalanche and Rules for Jokers are outstanding works which should be included in any serious audiophiles collection. From this point on, if Thea Gilmore records and releases it, I'm buying it with no questions asked."
Brilliant...simply brilliant
Robert Moore | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"God, hearing something as sophisticated, well-crafted, edgy and laden with melody -- as this album -- makes you realize what a sad and tawdry state the world of pop music is in. Not to say this is "pop," but it treads, wonderfully, beyond categories -- without losing a sort of pop sensibility (the modern production and arrangements). But all of that would be for naught if the songwriting and performance were weak, and Avalanche is ANYTHING but. I discovered Gilmore on a recent NPR Weekend Edition -- what a great revelation. Do not pass this album by -- in fact BUY it."
Colin Spence | Formby, UK | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My musical roots are buried in the american 'west coast' and the british 'folk rock' sounds of the early 70's, so I thought I'd give TG a try. The UK music press have been 'waxing lyrical' about her for a while now so, given my tastes, it seemed likely that her music would, at least, be worth a listen. I chose 'Avalanche' simply because it had been her most successful album in the UK (I think now, it has been overtaken by her recent release, 'Harpo's Ghost'); I was not disappointed.

The voice - sometimes sultry, sometimes poignant, always expressive (with hints of Chrissie Hynde, Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny). The music - sharp lyrics and fine melodies, an 'edgy' pop-rock sound with a strong 'urban folk' influence.; skilful, modern production/arrangements and highly accomplished instrumental accompaniment. Favourite tracks ? I liked them all - from the upbeat 'rockers' through the mid-tempo lilting melodies to the slower ethereal sounding songs.

I thought this album was so good that, shortly afterwards, I bought 'Harpo's Ghost' (unheard). 5-stars, no question.