Everything Is Expensive [Explicit]

October 30, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Label: Esthero
  • Copyright: 2012 Esthero
  • Total Length: 48:34
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B009RJR242
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,683 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This album sounds like someone else.
WCinLV
If she's trying to broaden her repertoire here, she's spread herself so thin that there's nothing there.
Bud Knecht
As a fan, I still bought the CD on her pledge page but it definitely was not worth the money.
cameron d.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By rmcrae on November 6, 2012
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The first time I heard Never Gonna Let You Go, I got worried. It wasn't an awful song, but the kind of track that any of the generic "artists" of today could whip up. Where was the fire and passion Esthero exuded on We R In Need of a Musical Revolution or the imagination from her previous albums? After listening to it a few more times, I warmed to it. It's still not one of her best songs imo, but it's a catchy little number. I prayed that the other tracks on Everything Is Expensive would be better and some of them are. Unfortunately most of them aren't.

If you're expecting a moody Breath From Another trip-hop down memory lane, you'll be disappointed. You also won't find the eclectic soul/jazz/electronica feel of Wikked Lil' Grrrls. This set is an organic, minimalistic affair made up of live instrumentation. That makes the listening experience both good and bad. Good, because I feel that Esthero shines even brighter when her earthy, soulful voice (which hasn't changed a bit) is fully given the spotlight. The best example is the title track. Over a crisp, piano-driven 60's-inspired backdrop, Esthero examines the effect today's economical issues and the lengths people will go for fame and notoriety has on children. "Sell your soul, sing a song/Sell your soul, sing a long ... And if you're asking me, the kids aren't alright." It's powerful without being preachy. Other highlights include the simplistic ballad Black Mermaid (which was originally written for Cree Summer), child-like playfulness of Gracefully (the vocal input from the kids was sweet), and a glimmer of the old Esthero shines on the angry, teary-eyed You Don't Get A Song. The closer Over sounds like a country-tinged lullaby, the slow painful realization that even after a heavy dose of heartache, life still goes on.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By WCinLV on November 5, 2012
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Not one song sounds like an Esthero song. Even my favorite "How Do I get You Alone" which I bought off of her myspace page was auto-tuned and ruined. This album sounds like someone else. Maybe Esthero was body snatched and replaced by an alien version of herself. All I know is I am sad. I would love the hear the cool ambient music come back like she put out in 1998. I still listen to Breath From Another almost everyday. Check out Delilah's music. It is what Esthero should be doing imho.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jay Vee on November 9, 2012
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After seven years you would think that this new release would
be amazing, however i am sadly dissappointed.

Where is the JAZZY SOUL so evident in all of her previous stuff?
this album is lacking all SOUL. Esthero used to be laced with R&B
POP JAZZ but the sound of this whole record is FLAT FOLK ROCK.
So many times while listening I felt I was MAYBE listening to P!nk.

i loved her first two albums but unfortunatley
NOT FEELING THIS ALBUM AT ALL. This is not the Esthero that i have
grown to love.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bud Knecht on November 6, 2012
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That's the fourth song on the album, and it pretty much sums up what I think of it. I don't know who's singing on this album, but it sure isn't the Esthero that I fell in love with from all of her previous work. These songs lack the fire, soul, rhythm, and "trip-hopiness" of her previous work. I have listened to every one of her previous songs countless times. On this CD, I couldn't listen to a single track all the way through even once. If she's trying to broaden her repertoire here, she's spread herself so thin that there's nothing there. I miss the old Esthero.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By zedrick s robinson on August 27, 2013
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This album falls wayyyyy short of the first album. I could lose myself in every song in Breath From Another, Country living to name a few. She plays it too safe or just totally missed her mark. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS LOVE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Girl Friday Reader VINE VOICE on November 8, 2012
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I've been a fan of Esthero for ten years and have waited patiently between each and every release, satiating my love for her voice and music with YouTube clips of her various concerts as well as the tracks she released on MySpace and her personal blog. The release date for Everything Is Expensive was supposed to be 1-2 years ago, but I trusted my Pink Pirate to bring something amazing because of the delay. I was a little worried when I saw the tracklist, since most of the songs have been around for a few years (released by Esthero online or heard on the live performances uploaded to YouTube), but pushed that worry aside because it was a brand new Esthero album! Unfortunately, I should have paid attention to my worries. Esthero's smooth-like-butta voice is here, as are her clever lyrics, but the album lacks cohesiveness in tone, and some songs are overproduced ("How Do I Get You Alone"). Truthfully, Everything Is Expensive does feel like a bunch of tracks recorded over the years that were cobbled together into an album. This isn't a negative thing, but I can't get a handle on the album's point because the songs feel so //emotionally// different from one another. I'm grateful for new Esthero music, of course, but I can't help but wish she'd put out EPs over the years, so that this LP would be full of fresh, new, 2012 music, not tracks created over the past 5-7 years. This will please longtime fans desiring a new Esthero album, but when compared to the artist's previous albums, it comes up wanting.

Stand-out tracks:

Everything is Expensive
Black Mermaid
Walking on Eggshells
Over
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