But she feels just like my man...
e.s.h. | massachusetts | 11/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"oh, jesus christ.
hope sandoval's voice is so flowing and arresting.
one cannot help but be swept away into dreamland by this gorgeous EP.
as one who truly loves so very little, i'm actually willing to recommend this. please buy it, it's the most gentle, subtle, and delicious gift you could give."
Lull me to sleep, Hope
the_good_dr | Boston, MA | 05/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Optimistically melancholoy melodies make the background for Sandoval's opiate drawl. A friend of mine used this EP to fall asleep by, and I picked up the trick. Languid and sexy, you'll wish Sandoval was in bed with you, rather than just singing you to sleep."
E. A Solinas | MD USA | 02/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After the disbandment of Mazzy Star, Hope Sandoval went solo with a new band called the Warm Inventions, producing warm music reminiscent of her old band. And the EP "Suzanne" is a solid follow-up to her debut solo album, with delicate folk-pop instrumentation and Sandoval's delicate voice.
It opens with the strummy, tinkling ballad "Suzanne," (which is slightly shorter than the album version) followed by the melancholy keyboard-augmented "I Thought You'd Fall For Me" and the stripped-down folkiness of "These Things." Sandoval wraps up with the perkier acoustic pop of "Friends of a Smile."
Don't expect Mazzy Star all over again -- Sandoval's sound is a bit airier and spacier than her old band. Not to mention a wee bit sultrier, more in tune with their later works. But Sandoval sticks close to the acoustic folkpop sound that suits her best, mostly guitar accompanied by a bit of delicate chiming and keyboard that sounds like organ.
Her vocals are the highlight of this EP -- they're delicate, sweet and a bit sexy. And the songwriting is pretty much ordinary ("I don't think I'll come around/ letting my hair hang down") with the occasional flash of brilliance ("Won't you let your light shine/beneath the city/under the sun/and soft around").
Hope Sandoval's "Bavarian Fruit Bread" was a solid solo debut, and "Suzanne" is a good EP to follow it. Definitely worth checking out."