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Stranger Me

Amy LaVereAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (July 19, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Archer Records
  • ASIN: B0052SNNZE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,733 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Stranger, indeed... July 19, 2011
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In the aftermath to the end of a six year relationship with her lover/drummer, exit of guitarist/collaborator Steve Selvidge (to The Hold Steady) and death of mentor and producer Jim Dickinson, the eclectic blues/country singer, songwriter and stand-up bassist extraordinaire Amy Lavere goes deeper, darker and a little, well, stranger on her eccentric but captivating new album Stranger Me (July 19, Archer). Working with producer Craig Silvey (engineer for the Grammy-winning Suburbs by Arcade Fire), LaVere dramatically expands upon her moody barroom cabaret roots music on her third album while wandering into the atmospheric and foreboding shadows of Tom Waits-meets- David-Lynch ethereal mystery. The eye mask that she adopts for her artwork reinforces the album's enigmatic approach, a theatrical turn that's injected into the songs' moody lyrical tone and the oddball, "kitchen sink" instrumentation.

One of the most telling events in the creation of Stranger Me was the fact that Silvey purposely didn't listen to Lavere's earlier albums, allowing a completely fresh approach to the sonic fabric. Multi-instrumentalist Rick Steff added an array of left-field instruments (toy pianos, Buddha boxes) and guitarist David Cousar created reverbed fret shadings and spooky solos. And at the core is LaVere's bold vision, a slew of unpredictable twists and turns and impressive growth as a songwriter. The head-turning, twanged kick of the album's title track tells us just where Stranger Me is headed, LaVere's girlish purr of a vocal slinking around the notes instead of hitting them straight on. "You Can't Keep Me" is a defiant, brassy stomp of a cool-cat tune that sounds like it could be the flip-side of some early, lost Elvis single (Costello and Presley).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amy is great February 9, 2012
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I enjoy this cd immensely. Amy is an incredible bassist. I wish the record labels and managers and whoever influences her not to play away would just go away. I hope Amy gains more control over her music because her bass playing is incredible. There are not that many competent stand up bassists and she is excellent. Her voice I love.At times her songs are extraordinary and at others whether ordinary,this could be said about many young singer songwriters battling popularity with creative choices and control. I enjoy this effort by Amy Lavere. I think she will only get better. Her voice and playing are so much better than previous cds , this release proved that each release is worth waiting for. A great talent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice songs, beautiful voice, cool production July 19, 2011
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On first listen, this album sounds like a winner most of the time. Instrumentally dense, diverse, and beautiful. Cool, sick guitar. Nice voice and lyrics. Can't wait to hear it again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album ... June 7, 2014
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This album has been in regular play in my home for years.

Great album, distinctive voice. I am looking forward to seeing her in concert.

If you like country-tinged pop music, this could be for you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lavere Has Her Following December 24, 2013
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This was a pleasant album but many of the songs had the same angst and similarity about them.
She is quite popular though in NC. I would say to listen to her online first which I wish I had done.
Some songs are outstanding and some seem to be just fillers.
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