13 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brandi Carlile’s second release, The Story, clearly announces the arrival of a big talent. Her songwriting is accomplished, ambitious, and unabashedly emotional, and she puts it across with her huge voice—clear, strong, and passionate. Tastefully produced by T-Bone Burnett, the overall sound is spacious and warm, with subtle ambient touches added for extra texture. Even the relatively stripped-down tunes like “Josephine” and “Downpour” come across as lushly layered. She also rocks several powerchord anthems, particularly the fist-pumping title track, on which she kicks into vocal overdrive for one of the album’s more memorable and intense moments.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brandi Carlile’s second release, The Story, clearly announces the arrival of a big talent. Her songwriting is accomplished, ambitious, and unabashedly emotional, and she puts it across with her huge voice—clear, strong, and passionate. Tastefully produced by T-Bone Burnett, the overall sound is spacious and warm, with subtle ambient touches added for extra texture. Even the relatively stripped-down tunes like “Josephine” and “Downpour” come across as lushly layered. She also rocks several powerchord anthems, particularly the fist-pumping title track, on which she kicks into vocal overdrive for one of the album’s more memorable and intense moments.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
849 Ratings
849 Ratings
Troy Akers ,

do yourself a favor

hey, look, we all see crap like fergie and beyonce at the number one spots on here...its all polished and fake...its not real. its not genuine.

brandi carlile showcases nothing but true gritty talent on this album.
amazing songs. amazing passion.

get this, and get everything else by her that you can.
do yourself and everyone else who suffers through the junk we go by on the hot 100 radio day by day by day by day.

*A* ,

Amazing

I've never been more moved by an artist than I am by Brandi Carlile. I have been anticipating this new release since I first saw her opening for Shawn Colvin in October and she did not disappoint. Standout tracks for me are Have You Ever and The Story. Can't wait until I see her live again!

Becca315 ,

finally

Finally!!! there is an artist that can actual sing and write her own music in a world of over-produced no talent artists such as hilary duff.

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