Mess You Up

Mess You Up

by Beth Boucher


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Mess You Up

Beth Boucher has an appealingly clear and warm voice, her midtempo songs are relatively catchy, and her lyrics reflect a playful, self-deprecating, and occasionally bitter sense of humor. At her best, she shows a good eye for detail (the protagonist of "Elusive Thing" "lighting up a cigarette from a blue gas flame"); at her worst, she belabors an uninspired metaphor (comparing her feelings to "the slam of an industrial freezer door" in "Frozen"). But most of the time she avoids the pitfalls that have messed up other singer/songwriters, such as overwrought emotions and fuzzy-headed lyrics. Her music isn't strikingly original, but it is a generally tasteful mixture of folk, pop, and other styles, with contributions from talented musicians such as guitarists Kurt Swinghammer (Ani DiFranco, Dan Bryk) and Luke Doucet (Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk).

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
Label: Virt Records
UPC: 0824003100228
catalogNumber: 1002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beth Boucher   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Chris Cameron   Acoustic Guitar
Miguel Pessoa   Keyboards
Luke Doucet   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Perry Geyer   Bass
Pete Prilesnik   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Kurt Swinghammer   Electric Guitar
Gavin Brown   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar,Bottle

Technical Credits

Bernard Albrecht   Composer
Ian Curtis   Composer
Peter Hook   Composer
Miguel Pessoa   Producer
Stephen Morris   Composer
Pete Prilesnik   Producer,beats
Jehu Goder   Producer

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