Friday, January 27, 2006
Boston Herald Strawberry Lover Review
Review by Joel Brown
3.5 out of 4 stars
There are a lot of smart, gorgeous-voiced female singer-songwriters making albums these days. What's rare is the kind of hook that made smash hits such as "It's Too Late" and "Help Me (I Think I'm Falling)" happen back in the day.
Enter Jess Klein.
"Strawberry Lover" offers not just lush vocals and pretty poetry but songs, from the twangy gallop of the opening "Darkroom" to the lush, sad swoon of the closing "I Was Willing to Change."
Boston-based New York native Klein gets her hooks deep in your brain with the wistful "Shonalee" (about a late-shift waitress on South Street), the sultry "Soda Water" and the country-rockin' "Shootout at the Candy Shop." Not to mention the sweet, sexy title track and the ravishing "Ribbons."
Take a bite. You won't be sorry.
Source: Boston Herald