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Jess Abbott is a phenomenal songwriter. More well known for her role playing in Now, Now, she has just recently finished recording her second studio album under the Tancred moniker. Borrowing equally from the pop sensibilities of, say, Tegan & Sara and the melancholy brilliance of, say, David Bazan comes this: her self-titled new album. This is perfect fall music.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches; 1.83 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Topshelf Records
- Item model number : 27604921
- Original Release Date : 2013
- Date First Available : July 5, 2013
- Label : Topshelf Records
- ASIN : B00DSAUHZ2
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #420,041 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Let's face it some people's stuff really sucks, which doesn't mean they aren't talented but simply that they need other people's talents and passions meshed with their own in order to bring out the best in themselves. In Jess Abbott's case she can indeed hold her own. Her approach to music is very simple, and I don't mean that in a snooty condescending way at all. I think simple music is a lot harder to make than complicated music, it's also a lot better in my opinion. Catchy hooks and riffs with good lyrics. I can see how she is probably responsible for a lot of the catchy guitar bits in Now, Now's music.
While the first listen may not be what sells you on this record the more times you listen the better it gets and the more you start to hear and appreciate how good it is. It's definitely not a record for the A.D.D listener. This is a record you LISTEN to with headphones on while you lean back in your favorite chair. I've listened to this album quite a few times and I can honestly say that every song on the album is good. Even "The Ring" grew on me which was the only song I didn't really care for at first. With that being said I don't think this is Jess Abbott's best work. I think that is still to come, but this shows a lot of potential and definitely puts Tancred on my radar and makes me want to promote the hell out of it to friends and anyone else who asks for a suggestion.
Similar to Now, Now, it's the same style and formula. The songs are all too short though, 1-2 minutes for most and only 3 that are over 3 minutes long, by the time I start getting into a song it's over. It's a great album though, and she deserves respect for it, and it's enough of a fix for anyone who wants more Now, Now styled music.
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It's a short album with 11 tracks floating by in under 30 minutes and one or two of the tracks could certainly have been extended but still overall a fine indie pop/rock album.
Jess has a lovely plaintive voice and when she unleashes her guitar e.g on 'twelve' it certainly rocks. I much preferred the noisier/faster songs i.e the aforementioned 'twelve' and also 'Indiana', 'Thicker than blood' and 'When you're weak' as they all contained very catchy choruses/riffs.
I thought one or two of the slower efforts e.g 'radio' let the album down although the sparse closer 'The worst kind' is an exception. In conclusion, although the album took a few listens to be fully appreciated it's now a current favourite of mine.
Also, loved the picture of her painting her nails with the glistening large knife by her side...very creepy.