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Albertine

Brooke Fraser

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Album Review

The early 21st century has seen a wave of female artists that seem to have been influenced by Tori Amos, but have given Amos' piano-heavy approach a much more apparent pop spin. Case in point, Brooke Fraser, and her 2008 U.S. debut, Albertine. Already quite popular in her homeland of New Zealand (where her 2003 debut, What to Do with Daylight, has spawned several hits and awards), Fraser's sound is quite similar to U.S. pop artists of the American Idol era. No doubt Fraser certainly possesses a heck of a voice (as evidenced by such tracks as "Deciphering Me"), and can also cook up tunes that should have no problem crossing over to the upper reaches of the U.S. pop charts (the slightly Norah Jones-ish "Lover, Where is Your Fire"). However, as with the majority of pop/rock acts of the modern era, there's nothing all that musically groundbreaking that would make Albertine stick out from the rest of the pack. That said, as her first domestic release, Albertine does indeed show great promise, and could certainly serve as a building block towards something special. Keep your peepers peeled. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi

Customer Reviews

BACK OFF!!! That's Our Kiwi Girl!!!
     

Oh, Brooke, this album is totally awesome and I'm a Modern Rock lover, your live performance on ZM just tingled my neck, and I actually cried. Never never give up baby, your a diamond out of a the world's grain of sand!

So much more to decipher in Albertine WOW
     

singles are great .... however there is just soo much depth yet to explore in this album ! ! ! I love the layers of rhythm in Albertine, together with the Lyrics .. it just leaves the eyes moist.

Simply Outstanding
     

What to say? Fantastic musicality, great skill with melody, and lyrics that get right to the heart of the matter eloquently. An outstanding contribution from a gifted craftswoman.

Biography

Born: December, 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s

Brooke Fraser translated her pensive, Christian-themed folk-pop into massive commercial success, emerging as one of the best-selling New Zealand singer/songwriters in history via her 2003 debut LP, What to Do with Daylight. The daughter of Bernie Fraser, a onetime star with the New Zealand All Black rugby squad, she was born in Wellington on December 15, 1983, studying piano from the ages of seven to 17. At 12, Fraser composed her first original song, and a few years later she taught herself guitar....
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