Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Album Review: Madness by Ruelle

Ruelle is an alias for Maggie Eckford. Eckford records under her own name as well and so I'm not exactly sure what music she chooses to be Ruelle and what she chooses to be herself. If you listen to her latest single as Eckford there isn't a big difference between it and what's on this Madness EP as Ruelle.  I find this interesting.

That aside what is this album.  I would classify it as adult contemporary pop, but it has a dramatic quality to it.  It's very short at around 25 minutes for 7 tracks, and it works.  The songs are well constructed and they work well together.  It would be interesting to see what she would do for a full album.  The music has such a dramatic flair to it, it could wear thin over too many tracks, but in a short EP like this it's just fine.  There is some good workout songs on here and if you're in the right mood this could be good cleaning the house music.  Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.


  1. Did the qualifier eliminate this record from "CTH Music"-label consideration?

  2. If I label something at CTH it is something I think anyone of any age wouldn't mind having on in the background while they cleaned. I wouldn't mind this one on, but I can't see Margaret wanting it to play.