Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Veda Hille regularly sells out theaters throughout Canada and Europe, and it's easy to see why. This singer-songwriter possesses the high register range of Tori Amos, the coy wit of Ani Difranco, and the sort of grown-up w... more »
Veda Hille regularly sells out theaters throughout Canada and Europe, and it's easy to see why. This singer-songwriter possesses the high register range of Tori Amos, the coy wit of Ani Difranco, and the sort of grown-up wisdom that Sarah McLachlan casually displays. Hille's words are smart, uplifting, and a little arty, but endearingly so. Her music is joyfully all over the place, from confessional, personal, and painful songs to punky, powerful romps and pretty, floating tunes that stick in your head for days. Originally released in 1996, Spine is a mature work of breathtakingly eclectic, beautifully controlled rawness. --Mike McGonigal
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Kieri | Portland, OR | 09/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Veda Hille deserves to be a LOT more famous than she is. Fans of Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, and Poe will LOVE her quirky, off-center style. Her voice is a little like Ani Difranco's, with a small dash of Dido tossed in. Her lyrics are, like Tori's, cathartic without being sappy, and so very, very true to life.I would give tracks like "Bellyfish" and "Instructions" a good hard listen. "Bellyfish" is a rocking, snarling rant, and "Instructions" is a Baz Lurhmann-esque life philosophy in eighteen simple steps. Also listen to "26 Years," one of the most heartfelt and emotional tracks on this stunning CD..."
After 2 years of listening-it is my single favorite CD.
Kieri | 10/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was checking Amazon to see if her new CD (due out in Canada in Sept '99) is out yet in the US. Darn. I discovered her on a trip to Canada; this CD is stunning. I have since bought her other earlier CD's, but this is the one to buy."
A great CD from a talented artist.
Kieri | 04/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Veda Hille has created a wonderful, unique style. "Spine" is nearly perfect. I love the tenderness of songs like "26 Years" and the grittiness of "instructions" and "One Hot Summer." A beautiful mix of poetic words and great music. For you art lovers out there, you may also enjoy "Here is a Picture," an earlier CD by Hille based on the life of Canadian artist Emily Carr."