2009-02-03Madeleine Peyroux Bare Bones This is Madeleine’s third release and may be arguably her finest. Madeleine’s smoky vocals & downbeat sounds take her listeners through her most personal music journey to date. The first track “Instead” start with “Instead of feelin’ bad, be glad you’ve got somewhere to go” I take this as her version of Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry be Happy”. The title of this CD comes from a book from a book that was penned by a Buddhist Nun that dealt with how to deal with things as they fall apart and heartfelt advice for difficult times. This title track especially brought meaning with the loss of Madeline’s father. The track “You Can’t Do Me” is the most upbeat track & has lyrics that are both fun & probably the lightest hearted track Madeline has ever penned. The downbeat sounds of this disc may not be for everybody, but after a couple listens you can see how this talented singer, songwriter has crafted her skills and lifted her music to a higher level. Reviewed By; Gregg Saur
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