Thursday, 3 January 2013

20 Best Albums of 2012: #7

7. Melody Gardot, The Absence

Melody Gardot took inspiration for The Absence from time spent in Morocco, Brazil and Spain, and many of its songs, including “Lisboa” and “Mira,” reflect the album’s nature as a sun-filled and romantic travelogue. The record balances this breezy island feel with excursions into the underground jazz clubs of a noir-type city, spaces where “Goodbye” and “If I Tell You I Love You” bring out the grit and sensuality in Gardot’s amazing voice. The Absence is a bold, sultry and multifaceted work that surprises the listener at each new turn.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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