Friday, 22 January 2010

Allison Weiss – Allison Weiss Was Right All Along

After five releases from Athens, Georgia based singer Allison Weiss, she now delivers her first full length album. Lead track I Was An Island is a cute waltz through sun kissed times, a musical box equivalent of Evan Dando’s hippy acoustic moments. Fingers Crossed shows her thrashing out the starting gate, a west coast punk song mixed with a classic rush of blood Cali pop tune. From You To Me is sweet commercial alt pop, but July 25, 2007 is a high point, being a gorgeous little lo fi folkish tune. This shows off Allison’s voice in a lovely way, as it works so much better when restrained and gentle. Try To Understand is a Juliana Hatfield skewed pop thing, and then we’re back to the lovely acousticness of Why Bother, proving that this is what Allison does best. Yer Going Down is a rama lama blaster, while Ghost Stories is wistful and reflective. Let’s Leave picks up pace, a fun end to a lovely album.

Allison Weiss Was Right All Along is self released and out now. Listen to her music and buy her album from her website

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