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A Fine Mess
Kate Voegele
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Reviewed: 6/12/2009 by Ryan


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Kate Voegele’s “A Fine Mess” has it’s flaws but it’s strength is the artist behind it. Kate Voegele pens all of the songs on the album with co-writes on two. Unsurprising based on her previous album the songs she has written by herself are the better songs on the record, especially “Inside Out” and “99 Times.” Where this album struggles slightly is it’s production. It sounds fine, just some of the songs have a little bit too much of a country vibe to them. Intentional or not, lots of solo artists do this and they’re able to walk the lines between different genres. If you’re a pop singer/songwriter, be a pop singer songwriter. Don’t write country music. Michelle Branch did this until she went all the way country. Apart from the ‘twang’ in the album, it's still a good listen. Voegele’s niche for strong hooks and her more than competent voice make this a nice album to track through. It’s a song or two short, but it’s still 7 songs strong.

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