Apologies for the gap between postings (I am full of cold and can't seem to concentrate enough to put in the effort I usually put into my blogs...and I don't want to just post tosh for the sake of it!)...I shall return with one of my more customary, longer blogs soon.
Today, however, I am just stopping by to tell you about the above album. I've been having a bit of a mooch round MP3.com, which really is a great website...tonnes of free downloads, free album streamings, reviews etc. etc. (No, I don't work for them!). On my travels I came across Alice Smith, who I have never heard of before.
This album is excellent. Admittedly I have only listened to it in full once so far, but it held my attention, whereas most of the others I would click away from after half a song. Her voice is kind of India Arie/Jill Scott/Erykah Badu-ish, but this isn't just bog standard modern R&B (which often fails to move me at all). The tracks are really varied and all of a high standard. I shall definitely be listening again, and will even consider making a purchase (which, after all, is the reason they offer us a listen for free eh?).
Rather than just rehashing the MP3.com information to tell you more about her, I'll just link across there in order that you can peruse for yourselves >>> Alice Smith.
Let me know what you think and, if you already know about her/like her/despise her, perhaps you could share that in the comments...as I say, my knowledge of her is currently limited to the small amount of information on that one website...although I may well investigate further.
Edit: I've subsequently found out that this album is only available from 12/11/07 (i.e. Monday).