Friday, December 26, 2014

Thalia Zedek Band - Via (2013)

Thalia Zedek has a way of softly lulling you into a comfort zone, just to pull the rug out from under you to get your attention.  Her voice sounds 1,000 times better than her last effort on Via -- she's put a lot of effort into recovering both her voice and her range, and it shows.

And (not surprisingly) the songs really benefit from this.  The strings complement her voice very well, and it's a great, uplifting (musically at least) album she never would have been physically able to pull off five years ago.

Highlights for me include "Winning Hand," "Straight and Strong," and "Lucky One."

Ultimately, this is laid back without being lazy, and an excellent low to mid tempo listen.

CD Placement rating:  Portable CD Case.

- Snilch

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