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Charlotte Martin - Reproductions

by Unknown // Monday, February 18, 2008 // Reviews, Albums // 0 Comments

Charlotte Martin - Reproductions
American songstress and ex-beauty queen Charlotte Martin follows up 2006's Stromata with a collection of cover songs spanning all genres including electronica (Massive Attack's "Angel"), grunge (Pearl Jam's "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town"), and modern indie rock (Interpol's "Obstacle 1"). An interesting exercise in indulgence recently popularized by the likes of Cat Power, an album of covers serves primarily to showcase Martin's dramatic vocal presence while providing a convenient template to expand upon her recently embraced electronic programming skills.
With primarily faithful interpretations and only a few minor missteps, Reproductions solidifies Martin's vocal melodrama as the main attraction in her ever-evolving career path.