Norwegian imported Ane Brun has earned her reputation within the Stockholm contemporary singer-songwriter scene since she released her proper debut Spending Time with Morgan in 2003. Rarities is, as Brun puts it, "a way to empty our cupboards of recordings that had been lying around, and another way to mark my ten year anniversary as an artist." The album is a collection of covers - including tracks by Gillian Welch, Björk, Eurythmics, The Beatles, Depeche Mode and Bob Dylan - as well as newer renditions of songs found on previous albums, specifically cuts that succinctly represent Brun's position in the alt-folk world such as "Falling Down" and "Humming One of Your Songs." As if this variety wasn't enough, Disc 2 features a version of "Virvelvind," a track (clearly) written in her native language.
The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.