Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Whistler's self-titled debut sounds derivative at first, as elements of Frente!, the Cranberries, and early Everything but the Girl flash by the ears. But another listen reveals gently crafted, addictive pop tunes. The tr... more »
Whistler's self-titled debut sounds derivative at first, as elements of Frente!, the Cranberries, and early Everything but the Girl flash by the ears. But another listen reveals gently crafted, addictive pop tunes. The trio's harmonies on the opening cut, "If I Give You a Smile," unfold languidly under the sun of the song, collecting dew and getting shinier until the sunflower crescendo at song's end. The blending of acoustic instrumentation and the featherweight female vocals provide a good spine for Whistler's sound, which is both lotion smooth and drearily British in all of the right places. Pay special attention to the third cut, "Closing Time," a gorgeous piece of chamber pop. --Jason Josephes
Whistler, the wistful.
Maarten | Seattle, WA USA | 12/29/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The lyrics express longing and regret, set against music that's more positive, not quite poppy. The best comparison I can make is with Mazzy Star: Whistler is similar in spirit but less completely dark, and much more likely to stick in your head. I bought this on a lark and have been really happy with it."
Maarten | 04/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, i wasnt expecting much from this CD.... but, this being from an ex EMF member, i took my chance... And i must say i am far from being disappointed. It is a cross between folk and celtic music, with a hint of pop and R&B.... There are some great tunes & melodies, a beautiful lead female voice...Just buy it !"