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Forget October
     

Forget October

by Martha's Trouble
 
Martha's Trouble have all the qualities that bands like 10,000 Maniacs with Natalie Merchant possessed -- great songwriting, great melodies, and a great sense of timing. The duo of singer Jen Slocumb and guitarist Rob Slocumb perfect a soothing brand of adult contemporary pop on "City Skyline" that

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Martha's Trouble have all the qualities that bands like 10,000 Maniacs with Natalie Merchant possessed -- great songwriting, great melodies, and a great sense of timing. The duo of singer Jen Slocumb and guitarist Rob Slocumb perfect a soothing brand of adult contemporary pop on "City Skyline" that would make Sixpence None the Richer grow envious. The same can be said for the mandolin-fueled "Don't Hide Away," which contains more of a toe-tapping roots flavor. The strings are used sparingly, only elevating the tune. There are also some finely crafted pop tunes, especially "I Know" and "Waverly," the latter having Slocumb sounding like Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan. The consistency of the album is another plus as -- judging by the laid-back "Sign of Life," which resembles groups like October Project -- there is no filler. Here Chris Rosser also does a great job on harmonium and other instruments. The lone depressing Sarah McLachlan-ish moment comes during "Forget October," a song that never really gets off the ground and seems to drag in spots with its echoed vocals. Fortunately, they redeem themselves with a glowing acoustic "Sweet Irene." But once again they forge into the sweet pop fields on the slow-building but infectious "Keri."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
AISLING
UPC:
0825346157627
catalogNumber:
61576

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Performance Credits

Martha's Trouble   Primary Artist
Chris Rosser   Musician,Guest Appearance
River Guerguerian   Musician,Guest Appearance
Chris   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Piano,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Slide Guitar,Dotar,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
River   Drums
Jerry York   Musician,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Rick Dior   Engineer
Chris Rosser   Producer,Engineer
Rob Slocumb   Composer
Jennifer Slocumb   Composer
Chris   drum programming
Lee Kile   Web Design
River   Loop
Jerry York   Executive Producer

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