Saturday, November 10, 2007

Alice Smith - For Lovers, Dreamers & Me




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).

3 comments:

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Did you mean 12/11/07

or

11/12/07 which would be tomorrow?

Divinyl said...

Thanks...so do I! I meant, as I said, 12/11/07...which would still be tomorrow! You Americans do it the other way round from us Brits (which is why I added the Monday bit to try and clarify a little). In summary...released tomorrow...and the cheapest I've been able to find it (if you've heard it and like it) is for £7.49 with free delivery on Play.com (it's almost double that price at Amazon!). I've just used a currency converter, and that is, apparently, $15.66. You feeling any better yourself? x

Divinyl said...

P.s. I've now listened to it three times through and it really is (in my opinion anyway) good. Hope my step-mum thinks so too...it's one of her Christmas presents from me!