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Reviewed on 8th November 2006.



By Joan As Police Woman

New Yorker Joan Wasser is the vocal sensation at the heart of Joan As Police Woman. Although with a mind for equal opportunities other band members are mentioned in the biography, it is her voice you will inevitably come back to. Described by one as a female Thom Yorke, her soulful and understated style enchants on the low key Christobel. Ironically as a song it's pleasant enough but not really the great vehicle to showcase Wasser's talents that it might be. B-sides Happiness Is A Violator and Endless Supply of Poison are nothing out of the ordinary and as a collective footnote come in under 3 minutes. The latter does however show a possible ear for something a little more incisive, sounding more like Sleater Kinney. There is a definite comparison to the works of PJ Harvey and fans of the same clever brooding style will be amongst friends here. Having already worked with many other big names such as Nick Cave and Anthony and the Johnsons, be prepared to hear a lot more of Joan As Police Woman beyond this taster for long player Real Life.



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