First Appeared in The Music Box, March 2003, Volume 10, #3
Written by John Metzger
Since making her debut in 1985, Patty Larkin has earned the attention of a small, but remarkably loyal, following by penning smart, sensible songs that make keen observations while striking at the heart of the human condition. Her latest effort Red=Luck continues along a similar vein, although with the help of several imaginative, sonic textures and her distinctly emotive vocals, it often manages to push beyond typical singer/songwriter fare. Throughout the disc, Larkin incorporates everything from pop music to Middle Eastern sounds into her electro-driven folk, creating an ethereal airiness that floats by like a Technicolor dream. Itís possible that Red=Luck will expand upon Larkinís horizons, helping her to grab some much needed national attention. More likely, however, it will simply satiate her flock, who, for the past three years, have been patiently waiting for a new album. Ĺ
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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