Emmy The Great- First Love

Brilliant record. Emmy has a beautiful voice and a way of writing lyrics that is distinctly her own, despite the numerous references to other artists throughout the album. Alot of the songs have been around for quite a while but I love the more intricate arrangements and nice oohs and ahhs here and there. One of the songs that I particularly enjoy is Everything Reminds Me Of You. When I saw the title it reminded me of the Elliott Smith song Everything Reminds Me Of Her so I was intrigued to hear it. When it came on I remembered it from the Rough Trade instore I saw last year. Coming away from the instore I particularly enjoyed First Love and this one, but I didn’t know what it was so I cemented the ‘drinks have been drunk/ships have been sunk‘ part in my mind for future reference. I forgot all about it until now. The title track is absolutely wonderful, the part towards the end where the tempo picks up is just brilliant. It’s a real sing along song too. Every song is a keeper. City Song is the perfect ending to the record, I’ve loved that song for a long time and it’s great that it’s finally on an album. Unless Emily Haines releases 10 solo records this year, this will probably be in my top 10. Buy it from Rough Trade, you’ll get a bonus CD. Emmy has tour dates all over the UK, catch her where you can, she’s great live. For dates see Myspace.

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2 Responses to Emmy The Great- First Love

  1. robin January 23, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    is it at rough trade east as well? i might be tempted to go buy it at lunch as it’s a 3 minute walk from my office…

  2. anikainlondon January 23, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    No they won’t have it in the store yet, it’s a pre-order for the Feb 9th release. They might have it at the shop a couple of days early though.

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