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Album Review

Sarah Slean's 2008 release, The Baroness, should come with a disclaimer that reads: "Caution, do not operate heavy machinery or drive an automobile while listening." A complimentary packet of Prozac might also be a nice touch. That's not to say the album is bad; it's just that the 12-track pop-cabaret collection tugs hard on nearly every single human emotional string that exists. Slean is the queen of melancholic melodies. The Canadian singer/songwriter crafts mini movie-like masterpieces that aren't recommended for the faint of heart or the clinically depressed (OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point). Besides being a fine singer and songwriter, Slean is also a poet, an artist, and an actress, which seems to add an extra dimension to her vocal performances. The singer, who co-produces all of her albums and writes and conducts all of the string parts, delves deep into the heart of life on such animated tracks as "Sound of Water," and "So Many Miles." She tackles ecstasy on "Euphoria," a swelling number that jangles and rattles with the intensity of a high magnitude earthquake. Mood music is as good a tag as any to sum up The Baroness (or maybe even music to sleep too).

Customer Reviews

Another Masterpiece

The Baroness is a masterpiece! Sarah Slean never disappoints her loyal fans with her intelligent lyrics and beautiful melodies!! Thank you itunes for including the amazing songs The Rose and Lonely Side of the Moon which Sarah has previously previewed in concert but didn't make the album cut. Wish I was as Joe's Pub in New York tonight to see her preview the new material! Holding out for a concert date in Toronto real soon!!

Enthralling as always

The vivid mood and the significant amount of variation within each of the songs on this release is striking. Goodnight Trouble is extremely pleasant and comforting, Notes From The Underground has an engaging juxtaposition of mood in the verses and refrain, Sound of Water possesses a vibrant energy that makes for an enjoyable listen, and Get Home is one of those songs that seems to be instantly classic. You pretty much can't go wrong with Sarah Slean.

Irony of Ironies!

Sarah of course has a beautiful voice and scads of musical talent but the general feeling I got from this album is that the songs weren't really heading anywhere. The two songs that really caught my attention and shone with Sarah's natural spark were the two that only come with the whole album. A nice effort but it lacks the awestriking originality I've seen from her in the past.


Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s

Sarah Slean first appeared on the Toronto live circuit in 1997; the release of her independent debut EP Universe followed soon afterward. Already an accomplished, classically trained pianist, the Pickering, Ontario, native pursued her studies in the music program at the University of Toronto while gradually carving out a name for herself as a charismatic, ebullient live performer. When a number of relatively high-profile opening stints helped Slean sell over 4,000 copies of Universe, the major labels...
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