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CD REVIEW: Kellie Powell - Return From Catatonia
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Kellie Powell
Genre: Pop
CD Review:
From the God who brought you Tori and Jewel, now Kellie is breaking the acoustic/pop genre into a personal form of therapy. Take the lyrics from 'Cold' - 'I can see my misery is all self-imposed from the poison of my friends / to the thoughts I see in your eyes / I'm not looking to redefine or dispose / I just want an answer to these questions you seem to arise'. Arise? Anyway, there're lots of piano ballads, a few uptempo acoustic guitars like 'All Is Not Lost'. (Sort of a fresh alternative to alternative goth.) 'we'll find something in nothing / everything in chaos / all is not lost / we can justify the means / we can usually justify the cost'. Kellie holds her own with vocals, one of her best features, and with 14 songs, you get a sense of the whole person, rather than the pop glam that's often watered down to fit into radio time slots. Fine job.

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