Tuesday, July 25, 2006

album o' the day

Leigh Nash
"Blue on Blue"
(One Son/Nettwerk)

Leigh Nash is the lady who sang her little heart out in Sixpence None the Richer, a Christian pop band, who had a fairly large hit ("Kiss Me") with the 'tween crowd. Somewhere, post-Sixpence break-up, Nash found herself hitting a solo stride, contributing to soundtracks and doing justice to the breath-y female vocal genre, not unlike Dido, Jenny Lewis or Feist.

Unlike Dido, Jenny Lewis or Feist, however, Nash does not mask her shortcomings by pandering to dying "electronica" fans, making false claims that her record is an R&B album or releasing a really bad remix album. None of that. Leigh Nash's solo album is simple and easy on the ears. It's the kind of record that both you and your mom could share, though you'd no doubt tell your peers that it's a guilty pleasure like Gwen Stefani. But nobody should be ashamed of owning "Blue on Blue," unless you're really into the Misfits.

[Leigh Nash at Myspace]


At 10:30 AM , Blogger Joel said...

Just one complaint - you forgot to mention that Sixpence was the best band in the history of the world. Seriously.

At 10:31 AM , Blogger Joel said...

PS: my review of this record is in the new issue of Paste and I said basically the exact same thing you did.


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