Female Bob Dylan
Americanacation | Los Angeles CA | 09/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gina Villalobos' compositions are not so simple, coming off the speakers like holographic cracker jack surprises that reveal a new depth with the slightest shift in light. Days On Their Side (Face West Records) finds her taking on the Lucinda Williams/ Sheryl Crow model to a new level (And it's about time someone did.)
"...Villalobos' melodies remind one of the best Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, and John Mellencamp.
She often slowly builds the intensity of a song in an almost cinematic manner, setting a mood, introducing a plot,
then moving in for the emotional kill."
VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE
"Abundant lyric and musical hooks. This is intriguing stuff..." NO DEPRESSION
"...one of those recordings you'll be playing in a decade, it's timeless and combines
every element that makes a recording a classic....It doesn't get much better than this....PASTE MAGAZINE.
"Villalobos has the restlessness of the most moving country music but she combines it with a rock spirit that is always forthright and never forced..." HARP MAGAZINE.
What a great rock album is supposed to sound like...electricity and honesty... A skillfull amalagon of indie rock, country and pop....defies easy classification..." ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE.
"...a remarkable level of musical and emotional consistency...Villalobos churns out country-inflected roots rock that will have you reaching for the "up" button on your stereo's volume control...." VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE.
"...Unquestionably the finest voice in the country-rock genre today... VIillalobos is an artist that others will be compared to in the very
near future..." POP MATTERS."