Holly McNarland-Sour Pie EP (alt.indie.chickrock from Canada)
- Category Music
- Type Lossless
- Language English
- Total size 162.4 MB
- Uploaded By RonChatt
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This is an incredible set of songs, and an incredible performer, that I wish I had found earlier. I am saddened that McNarland has not gained more prominence--I found her completely by accident while browsing a used CD web site. The simplicity, emotion, and sometimes raw recordings lends a wonderfully characteristic style to the music that I have enjoyed with every listening.
As someone that enjoys Alanis, Sarah McLaughlin, Natalie Imbruglia, and Supreme Beings of Leisure, Sour Pie was an instant favorite for me. It has prominent vocals, controlled intensity, and refreshing originality in every track.
The recording quality has some issues, such as the distorted vocals in I Won't Stay, but this seems to add to the diamond in the rough nature of the album.
I personally enjoy Sour Pie more than Stuff, since it seems to have more unique and characteristic songs, and vocals with more intensity and emotion. The songs on Stuff do seem to be much more polished and professional, but the addition of more instruments just seems to distract from McNarland's great presence and vocals.
Made during a time when "chick" rock with attitude was the big thing, this album makes other stuff in the genre laughable. Far to dark to ever get much radio play it seems to sadly remain an obscure masterpiece.
Every song on this album is perfect. The song writing, structure and melody lines are on par with the beatles IMO but the subject matters dive into the darkest aspects of modern emotional life.
The anger and contempt ooze from the speakers. If you can ever see holly live, do it. Drive 300 miles if you must. The power of her voice is never quite captured when recorded. The last time i seen her live she was playing to about 30 people and even then was singing with such intensity at times she pierced the ear and drowned out the entire band. (Amazon Reviews
Also of note, the production of this is very minimalistic and 'live in studio'. For those into audiophilia, this is like having a private house concert with very natural, extended tones, explosive dynamics and gobs of vocal detail and articulation.
Here is a scathing yet beautiful ode to her partners premature ejaculation....thats half Alanis and half Sara Mclachlan. YouTube Sample
Files:Holly McNarland-Sour Pie
- 01 Stormy.flac (31.6 MB)
- 02 Dad & I.flac (23.3 MB)
- 03 Cry Or Cum.flac (28.7 MB)
- 04 Sick Boy.flac (27.0 MB)
- 05 Mr. 5 Minutes.flac (17.7 MB)
- 06 I Won't Stay.flac (16.0 MB)
- Back.JPG (3.5 MB)
- Front.JPG (2.9 MB)
- Holly McNarland - Sour Pie.jpg (565.9 KB)
- Holly McNarland - Sour Pie.log (8.6 KB)
- Inner 1.JPG (8.3 MB)
- Inner 2.JPG (2.8 MB)