Thursday, October 15, 2015

Album Review: Sorry by Meg Myers

I could easily see putting this album on and immediately being put off by it. Meg Myers sings like every word is a cry for help. There is turmoil and anguish in her voice at all times and a sense of desperation. Does that sound dramatic enough, because ultimately that's the thing, each song and the album as a whole feels very dramatic.

On this album the drama works. The songs are well crafted, catchy, and the lyrics are interesting. I found myself enjoying this album quite a bit, though I would want her next album to have a different feel.

Obviously the biggest problem with the album is the energy. That anxious energy spread over 10 songs can make for a long listen and I would often just plug in for three songs and then move on to something else. But the run of "Sorry," "A Bolt From the Blue," and "Desire" is a very solid run of songs. At 29 she's getting a late start so it will be interesting to see what she does next.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

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