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In the Skyline

Andrea Wittgens

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Album Review

Seattle singer/songwriter Andrea Wittgens has been garnering comparisons to Rickie Lee Jones, PJ Harvey, and Regina Spektor, and that's fair enough — but at her best you'll also hear significant echoes of Kate Bush in her prime, and at her more self-indulgent you may find yourself trying to shake images of Tori Amos out of your head. For the most part, she's very much at her best on this, her second solo album (she previously also appeared on one EP and one full-length album as a member of Sugartown). "Cardboard Cutouts" finds her in quirky-tuneful mode, while the elaborately lovely "Empires of Straw I" brings a luscious-sounding string quartet to the mix to support a baroque melody and her sweetly plainspoken voice. "Creature Feature" subtly evokes early Elvis Costello, while "Wrecking Ball" is especially reminiscent of middle-period Kate Bush. When she lets her quirkiness get away with her, you might roll your eyes just a bit at the finger-popping cabaret of "Marching Orders" and wonder whether "Comme Tu Veux" was written in French in an attempt to disguise the banal vagueness of the lyrics. But mostly one just smiles at the little musical surprises that pop out from time to time, and at her often simple but never condescending way with both a tune and a lyric.

Customer Reviews

Fun and melodic, with a small twist of french Canuck thrown in

Good music, fun lyrics - Andrea's got a very good (smooth/sweet) voice, and manages to express some admirable depths with her singing. I have trouble mentally sticking it in a genre - seems to me to be a cross between piano-bar, jazz-blues, with pop, a touch of folk. However, this seemingly hybrid nature to her style is one of the real positives, as this is enjoyable music to actually listen to/with, as opposed to "workout music" or, "music to die to". I'm not much of an audiophyle, but I'd say the disc seems to be well-mastered / recorded, from my amateurish ears. I place her somewhere amidst other musicians such as Kathleen Edwards (another great Canadian singer/songwriter!), and perhaps the earlier Sheryl Crow. Enjoyable!

Go Andrea!

Andrea is SO awesome! and better yet, she is my piano teacher! how awesome is that!?

A Wonderful Fairytale

If albums were categorized like book, Andrea Wittgens' "In the Skyline" would be in the fantasy genre. Listening to her songs is like flipping through pages of a fantastic novel: magical, imaginative, and fun. As with all of Wittgens' songs, her lyrics are multifaceted with layers of depth. It's like reading Shakespeare for the first time. You don't quite understand everything, but you kind of get the gigst of it. Then once you go back over it again, you find new meanings that you've never discovered before. The great thing is that Wittgens has a voice that you can't get tired of it, and the wittiness in her songs will keep you from falling asleep. My personal favorites are "Punchline," "Empires of Straw," "Comme tu Veux," and "Summer Escape." This is an excellent album! Gold stars!

In the Skyline, Andrea Wittgens
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Rock
  • Released: Nov 17, 2008

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