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Welder by Elizabeth Cook

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Reviewed on 13th June 2010.



By Elizabeth Cook

Named after the family trade, 'Welder' is Country Pop Rock. The first comparison I come up with when hearing this is Shania Twain, and it is a comparison that is inescapable. Country rock by a strong, all-American girl, singing confident songs about her life. A fairly normal life, apart from finding a snake in her bed, although that may be normal for her.

The record Label 'Proper' regularly produces some excellent music, including Jazz retrospectives, and the 'Proper Folk' collections, but I certainly don't fit into the target market for this release.

'Heroin Addict Sister' is one of the least produced songs on the album and is better for it, the rest are very slickly produced, with Elizabeth Cooks' vocals being prominent on all songs. With slightly 'naughty,' but ultimately wholesome lyrics; occasionally mentioning God and her mamma, but not preaching, this will hit the right buttons for fans of the style.

'Yes to Booty' contains the words "when you say yes to beer, you say no to booty" and 'we can have a good time and have some sex.' Probably too racy for the Jehovah's Witness meetings, but this isn't about to get played on LSR either.

As an album it would make American Dads slightly worried if their daughter was listening to it, but with scantily-clad photos in the cover, they would play the CD themselves. As an aside, her voice reminds me of Bart Simpson at points, so I am now going to go and cleanse my soul with some screaming acid techno. Amen.



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