THIS IS NOT A LOVE ALBUM

ALBUM REVIEW          :       SUSSANE SUNDFOR

ARTIST                           :       TEN LOVE SONGS

GENRE                           :       POP

DATE OF RELEASED     :       2015

The album title is quite misleading if you are expecting an album full of ballads and love songs.  This is not a love song as Madonna and Prince sang in “Love Song.” As someone who came from Norway, expect that there are several influences coming from A-Ha; heavy on synths and drama in terms of vocal performance.  However, she cannot be categorized as female version of any lead vocals of A-Ha as she her voice has that quality that can complement any kind of songs.

In “Darling” for example, her voice just blends well with the gothic ambience of the song.  With “Accelerate,” though the song sounded like a female version of any Modern Talking song in terms of musical background, she prevented what could be a lifeless delivery of a song in the same manner that Modern Talking did with some of their songs.  In “Silencer” she proved that she can be a siren calling for listeners to empathize with her emotions.

For an album that is supposed to be full of love songs, it has lots of good beats such as “Kamikaze,” “Insects,” and “Slowly.”  In “Insects” she incorporated tribal beats along with heavy synthesizers to create a very danceable and hypnotic song at the same time.  In “Slowly,” you get the feeling that there is certain element of any The Motels song; a crescendo approach in musical structure to add drama to the song.

As a whole, this is an engaging output from Susanne Sunford and I rate this record 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it

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