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Eagerly awaited 2009 debut album from the fast rising singer/songwriter/producer. V V, who made the Top 10 of the prestigious BBC Sounds 'Poll' of new artists to watch out for in 2009, has been previewing songs from the album on her recent live appearances with the likes of the Ting Tings, Ladyhawke, Florence & the Machine and Antony & the Johnsons. 'V V Brown certainly has the makings of a star, beauty, a big voice: success on a huge scale seems a foregone conclusion.'-The Independent. 'A one-woman sound-clashing whirlwind, she oozes glamour... Electrifying!'-NME. Island.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 21, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Island UK
  • ASIN: B001G6RRBM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,126 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Vanessa Brown has been tipped for big things this year and her debut album "Travelling Like the Light" is the perfect introduction to her sound.
The tall, gorgeous, retro-styled black Londoner is a throwback chanteuse jostling for position in the wake of Amy Winehouse and Duffy.
She has an appealingly old-school quirkiness.
Her confident mash up of Fifties doo-wop and girl group styles with modern pop and indie attitude conjures up a hugely colourful, almost Eighties-flavoured novelty exuberance.
The album offers up some fine moments and paints Brown as a talented songwriter, an inventive producer and a singer capable of everything from playful shrieks (the album's opener and old school R&B number "Quick Fix") to hushed, soulful intimacy ("I Love You"), and "Leave", a delicious pop pastiche that you could well imagine The Pipettes performing.
It is a bright, bold and often likeable affair, covering the retro spectrum from soulful love ballads to finger-popping rockabilly jives, as if judiciously ticking off a checklist of bygone styles to pastiche.
It's a bit urban, a bit poppy and a bit soulful. This means though, it lacks the heart that Winehouse herself delivers on Back to Black.
The catchy single "Shark in the Water" has a rocky edge but shows signs of having been processed for mainstream ears, while "Crying Blood", whose title belies its charming retro-pop nature, has been massively over-tweaked.
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Vanessa Brown is striking 6" tall model and UK soul-stress VV Brown and "Travelling like the light" is her debut CD. Despite having worked with acts like Pussycat Dolls and Sugababes, her sound is a strong throwback to Fifties/Sixties girl groups like The Shangri-Las, Shirelles, etc, think Macy Gray meets Amy Winehouse. Loads of harmonies, shimmery guitars, horns, and swinging songs.

Opening cut "Quick fix" is a slice of shimmery swinging Pop with drum rolls at intervals, squiggly electronic effects, and an almost Rapped bridge which works very well. "Game over" is more contemporary sounding R&B but still with a retro-Soul edge (and sung in her lower register), while single "Crying blood" is Rockabilly-tinged Do Wop in her best Macy Gray drawl.

Much of the lyrics are about falling in love, or out of love, and every song is superb, from the shimmery "Leave" (in which she gives her man the heave-ho, it appears he's in love with another chap), the lilting string-speckled "Bottles", "L.O.V.E." (Sixties Rock & Roll), the swinging and irresistible Big Band Jazz-meets-Pop "Everybody" (a call for unity among our diversity with nice ringing tambourine, claps, and drumrolls), and the jangly "Shark in the water".

For ballads, there's the melodramatic "Back in time", the piano driven Jazzy "I love you" (her phrasing here reminiscent of Lauryn Hill's, and a corny chorus of "I love you you you.."), "Crazy amusing" (a truly beautiful sing-along with its tune nicked from the 1938 classic "Heart & soul"), and title track the heartfelt "Travelling at the speed of light" (truly gorgeous sounding piano ballad with hushed harmonies, you could imagine this being used in some slow dance scene in the movie "Grease").

VV Brown is an artist that refuses to be pigeonholed (shunning R&B, Rihanna or Beyoncé-style) and with a debut this striking, I'm sure she'll be around for a long time.
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I first learned of V.V. Brown from a blog post and I've been waiting for months for the album to become available. I finally got it and it is A-MA-ZING!!!! Every song is a hit, and it's been a long time since I've bought an album where I liked EVERY song, let alone the majority of them. My absolute favorites are Leave!, Crying Blood, Back in Time, and Everybody. Britain has been producing the best music for a while now, and for those who can't get enough of classic soul/doo-wop music and the likes of newer artists such as Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Adele, and Daniel Merriweather will appreciate this new amazing artist!
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V.V. Brown has created a quirky, fun CD of music that will keep you singing and dancing all the way through. My favorite track is 'Shark in the Water'. I think it epitomizes the quirkiness and fun of the whole album. If you want some bluesy fun, pick up this CD.
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Never have I heard a debut album where only one song isn't that good, and on this album, that is the case!
Quick Fix is not a good track, honestly. All the screeching is bad.
But every other track combines the styles that make V V Brown.
I can't wait for her next album!
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**This review first appeared on my Epinions page.**

I love V.V. Brown, and she came out of nowhere. One of the many advantages of having a well-establish Last.FM account with comprehensive statistics is that I get the chance to discover new music based on what I'm already listening to heaps of. After plugging in Swedish pop-star Robyn, the internet radio application spat out a bunch of artists, many of which didn't actually tickle my fancy. The one that did was Vanessa Brown, otherwise known as V.V., who released her debut pop-rock experiment Travelling Like the Light in early 2009. Although she was not a direct smash, she's quickly gaining an independent following. Brown follows in a very short line of black women who refuse to be placed into the strict image of a hip-hop artist, choosing to be amongst Santogold and Janelle Monae. Travelling Like the Light is a hodge-podge of different genres with a retro 1960s-flair. Brown is well-rounded. She played all of the instruments on the record as well as wrote 80% of the material herself. Production is handled chiefly by Brown with help from Steve Dub, but this record is truly V.V.'s own vision.

This record is pop music with a real sound to it. Unlike GaGa or Ms. Spears, Brown has a true talent that is not mucked up by synthesizers and cheap production. She experiments with a rockstar sound as well as a dance sound, but also has flavored the production with the warming touch of sixties girl groups. The singles from this album serve as a mini-array of what's on the rest of the project. Crying Blood is pop-rock, definitely something Tina Turner could have rocked out, but Brown's voice is certainly no chump either. It's buttery smooth, but can have a battle of its own.
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