I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll

I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll

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by Leona Naess
     
 

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Stunningly attractive, angel-voiced Brit songstresses always seem to be in good supply, but Leona Naess' heralded debut Comatised promised to be so much more. Unfortunately, her freshman jitters left the album feeling a bit half-baked and somewhat rushed. Her follow-up I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll revisits the loveworn lyrics and charming

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Stunningly attractive, angel-voiced Brit songstresses always seem to be in good supply, but Leona Naess' heralded debut Comatised promised to be so much more. Unfortunately, her freshman jitters left the album feeling a bit half-baked and somewhat rushed. Her follow-up I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll revisits the loveworn lyrics and charming melodic themes of its predecessor, but adds the confidence and focus Comatised lacked on about two-thirds of its tracks. The opener "Blue Eyed Baby" picks up exactly where her exceptional debut single "Charm Attack" left off, and Naess' sweet, milky vocals (here captured in all their richness by producer Martin Terefe) draw her taut rhythms and rich melodies neatly together. She proves with her second disc that "Charm Attack" was by no means the limit of her impressive pop abilities.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2001
Label:
Universal Mod Afw
UPC:
0008811269920
catalogNumber:
112699
Rank:
293080

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leona Naess   Primary Artist,Vocals
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Chris Wilkinson   Viola
Glen Scott   Drums,fender rhodes
Claes Björklund   Synthesizer,Synthesizer Bass
Martin Terefe   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Jason Darling   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Andreas Olsson   Piano

Technical Credits

Bison   Arranger
Kelly Pribble   Engineer
Claes Björklund   drum programming
Martin Terefe   Programming,Producer
Andreas Olsson   Programming
David Bryant   Engineer

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I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leona Naess is an incredibly well reviewed, charming, oft overlooked pop singer-songwriter, with a style that is much more than just pop. On her second album she takes on a slightly retro sound, but her lyrics and her tracks are much more grounded and self-assured than her more starry, dreamy debut. The music is not hard to enjoy, the beats are catchy, the lyrics both deep but singable, and it is by far my favorite album. Those unfamiliar with Naess may initially catch on to songs such as "Blue Eyed Baby" and "All the Stars" which have more of a pop sensibility. But delving further into the album the deliciously romantic "Sunny Sunday" heartwrenching "Promise to Try" and the sultry cocktail stunner "Serrenade" will surely woo you. Naess has a feather light voice, yearning, scratchy, but perfectly flawed with a huge dose of emotion. She needs to be recognized.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago