The early 21st century has seen a wave of female artists that seem to have been influenced by Tori Amos, but have given Amos' piano-heavy approach a much more apparent pop spin. Case in point, Brooke Fraser, and her 2008 U.S. debut, Albertine. Already quite popular in her homeland of New Zealand (where her 2003 debut, What to Do with Daylight, has spawned several hits and awards), Fraser's sound is quite similar to U.S. pop artists of the American Idol era. No doubt Fraser certainly possesses a heck of a voice (as evidenced by such tracks as "Deciphering Me"), and can also cook up tunes that should have no problem crossing over to the upper reaches of the U.S. pop charts (the slightly Norah Jones-ish "Lover, Where is Your Fire"). However, as with the majority of pop
ock acts of the modern era, there's nothing all that musically groundbreaking that would make Albertine stick out from the rest of the pack. That said, as her first domestic release, Albertine does indeed show great promise, and could certainly serve as a building block towards something special. Keep your peepers peeled.
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Performance CreditsBrooke Fraser Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Stevie Blacke Strings
Sean Hurley Bass,Group Member
Marshall Altman Percussion,Background Vocals
Joe Zook Percussion
Michael Chaves Electric Guitar,Group Member
David Levita Electric Guitar,Marxophone,Mando-Guitar,Group Member
Aaron Sterling Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Kristopher Pooley Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Glockenspiel,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Group Member
Technical CreditsStevie Blacke String Arrangements
William Booth Author
Dan Wilson Composer
Dave Bassett Composer
Marshall Altman Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Joe Zook Engineer
Brooke Fraser Composer,String Arrangements
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I do not enjoy traditional Christian artists because they all seem to have a particular unoriginal sound and quality to them. Brooke Fraser is different. She is refreshing. She writes all of her own lyrics which I admire. They are inspiring to me personally and are the kind that stay with me throughout my day, challenging me and counseling me. Her voice is beautiful and strong and can stand alone without the help of any technological manipulations.
This cd is great. I had been listening to her music for quite a while and finally decided I wanted to buy her cd. She has a great voice and it's a plus that it is Christian music as well. The only problem that I had was that when I received the cd in the mail, the inside teeth that keep the cd in place were broken. Other than that I had it in just a few days after ordering and it was all in good shape.
Brooke is talented!! All of the songs are so beautiful and full of truth. I love that she writes all of her music and lyrics because it makes personal. I can relate to many of the songs that she wrote. Plus, she is a Christian and I love that her music and the message of Christ is out for the world to hear. Buy this album and you won't regret it! If you like Brooke's music you should take a listen to Hillsong United because she is a part of that awesome Christian singing group of people.Listen to None But Jesus,You'll Come,Hosanna,Soon,and Desert Song because she wrote and sings these songs in Hillsong United.I hope you buy Brooke's album and enjoy it as much as I do!