Wreck of the Day
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In 2005, female singer-songwriter Anna Nalick released her Top-20 charting debut, Wreck Of the Day. It showed that there was more to pop than money-raking MTV rap stars and emo boy bands clogging up radio time, and it showed that Anna was truly a force to be reckoned with. Only one year after WOTD's original release date, this album already gets re-released. How did this turn out? Read on for my review...
Well, as another reviewer here put it, I didn't expect Anna to put out year-old material and repackage it just to grab more money from her fans. This is essentially the same album as last year, with three unreleased demos and a new spin on the title track. If you haven't bought the original, stop reading and BUY THIS NOW. This is the ideal version to own.
To fans of the original, however, is this worth buying again? Well, I don't really think so. The new spin on the title track is faster and more pop-driven than before and loses the desperate, towering feel of the original. As far as the demos, "Drink Me" was already released in Japan, so that leaves the other two tracks, "Soldier" and "More Than Melody". Despite leaving promise, they're still....demos. They lack the production quality and direction that the previous songs do.
In any case, those wanting to check out Anna or are REALLY itching to drop another $15 on the extra tracks should probably go for it. Those looking for new material should just wait; latest news has Anna announcing that she'll be heading back into the studio come November.
If you do not own the original Wreck of the Day--buy this one instead
If you DO own the original--buy "Wreck 06" "more than melody" "drink me" and "soldier" off of iTunes. (the album artwork is NOT worth your money).
If you like "Breathe 2am" and are not sure if you should buy an Anna album at all, my advice is DO. Breathe was the only song I had heard from her (and I only heard it once) before i bought the album
In my opinion, she sounds like a mixture of Alanis Morissette and Sara McLaughlin, with the youthful buzz of Avril Lavigne in ballad mode.
Slower and more introspective than current pop offerings, her eleven song debut album sounds like something from a much more seasoned performer, not unlike fellow youngsters Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes.
Nalick wrote all the songs on the album, blending haunting melodies a la Ms. McLaughlin with spiritually uplifting lyrics. The best songs on the album are "Breathe (2 AM)" where she sounds very similar to Alanis Morissette; "Citadel" a song that would fit in on any Sara McLaughlin album; "Paper Bag" which as you might guess sounds like an Avril Lavigne ballad; "Satellite" my personal pick; and the very Cranberries track "In My Head"; but they're all pretty good.
A young talent with a bright future.
Amanda Richards, July 21, 2005
1. Breathe (2 AM) - The first single. At first, it was my least favorite, but it just keeps growing on me, and it is now one of my favorites. Great songwriting, both in melody and lyrics. 9.6/10
2. Citadel - My original favorite. A very good song, and a spectacular chorus. However, other songs have grown on me more, but still a great song. 9.3/10
3. Paper Bag - A very Michelle Branch song. Very good, and I think it could be very successful. A good song, but there are better ones. 9.2/10
4. Wreck of the Day - One of my favorite songs on the album. I absolutely adore the lyrics, and the melody is wonderful again. 9.7/10
5. Satellite - Another great song, which I think could be successful. 9.4/10
6. Forever Love (Digame) - A good slow song, but the other slow songs are, in my opinion, more impressive. 9/10
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I bought this album on CD years ago, but I lost it when I left it in my last car when it was sold. I had to buy the digital version, because I enjoy this album so much.Published 9 months ago by thumpin
I saw her at the Boarders in Kingston Mass in 2005. Had to have the album.Published 12 months ago by Robert S.
CD case was cracked but the album was wrapped in plastic and CD was new, unscratched, and did not skip in the player. Overall, good condition.Published 18 months ago by Heather
I ordered this cd based on the fact it was supposed to have been extended cd with more songs on it. I ended up getting the same cd I already havePublished on March 24, 2014 by Amazon.luv