Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ingrid Michaelson, Cloud Nothings

Ingrid MichaelsonHuman Again

She seems to take her music to another level on this album. It’s a stronger set of songs, and they’re a
little more filled out than normal (a lot more strings show up on this album than on previous albums).
She still makes room for her sparse, heartbreaking songs (like “I’m Through”), but most of these songs
just sound bigger than her previous songs. When all is said and done, this will probably end up as my
favorite album of hers to date.

Favorite song: “Blood Brothers”
Rating: 4.5/5

Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory

Reminds me of Nirvana’s Bleach, just from the general mood. It’s dark, raw, and no overproduced
sheen on it. It’s a rock record, with strong nods to punk. It’s also pretty uneven. There are moments I
really loved, and other moments that just got on my nerves. But the good moments seemed to trump
the not-so-great moments, if only slightly.

Favorite song: “Stay Useless”
Rating: 3/5

1 comment:

Fosterface said...

I felt the same about Bleach. I'll check these both out.