A Common Turn (studio album) by Anna B Savage
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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(A very atmospheric art pop journey, featuring some confessional songwriting, some theatrical vocals and a few very daring switch-ups. Its one of the more unique albums I've heard this year for sure.)
After several listens over a month or so, I am finally getting some hold on what this album is to me and what my feelings are. Its a somewhat hard album to pin down. Its got a dark atmosphere, yet the pieces are not particularly dark. The confessional lyrics are at times uncomfortable, and they always feel honest. No doubt Anna B Savage is a good songwriter. The album lulls you into this introspective, almost gothic vibe and then on about track 4 or 5 there is a wild curveball thrown and you are in a completely different sonic place. Then the album proceeds and gives you a few more little curveballs and I found myself even on most recent listens never fully settled into the mood or sound of the album. The sudden electronic turns and generally strange art pop explorations feel earned. Its not that its particularly hard to describe, its just that I am not good at describing it. Anyway, moving on.
The thing that may be the biggest turn off for people, or at least it was for me, is the vocals. Anna's style is very weird, eccentric, almost theatrical. She has a deeper voice than most female singer songwriters and she explores that a lot on this album. The shifts and the feeling I got that the vocals were a bit showy or theatrical have not really grown on me. I am not generally a fan of the sort of gothic, weird vocal affectations on this album or really any album. Its just a personal preference and maybe if you like that sort of style of delivery you'll dig it.
There is no doubt this album creates a unique and engrossing atmosphere wth some really amazing twists and some really honest and beautifully written lyrics. I think if you want a creative and unique confessional singer/songwriter album, you'll dig this.
This is a seriously incredible album. Work of genius. Fiona Apple wavelength. Anna B. Savage's lyrics are captivating in their storytelling, and her musicality brings a detailed complexity that takes this album to soaring heights. This is the start of something big for her.
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