Blue Roses

July 28, 2009

bluerosesThe LP debut of UK artist Blue Roses (Laura Groves) evokes musicians as varied as the Fairport Convention, Jane Siberry and Everything But The Girl, as well as acknowledged influences such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and the Cocteau Twins. It’s solidly in a folk tradition, with some classical and electronic music flourishes, and its broad range of influences keep things interesting, sometimes surprising, from track to track. It’s got just the right amount of elegance, inventiveness and quirkiness to recommend it to folk and chamber pop fans. It’ll make a perfect soundtrack to an early summer evening. Standout cuts: “Greatest Thoughts,” “I Am Leaving,” “Coast” and “Doubtful Comforts.”


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