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Chris High reviews the CD - Sandi Thom: Smile... It Confuses People

SANDI THOM - Smile … It Confuses People

Viking Legacy
ISBN: 8-28768-43432-1
2006

Quite simply, those reviewers who have discredited Smile … It Confuses People, the debut album from Sandi Thom, do not know what they are talking about. As sparkling, as original, as melodic and as catchy as they come, all ten tracks here are worthy of being listened to ahead of anything else available on the market.

 
SMILE IT CONFUSES PEOPLE front cover of the album by Sandi Thom.
SMILE... IT CONFUSES PEOPLE
SANDI THOM: CD REVIEW


Fed up with touring for buttons, Sandi Thom had the brain wave of using the Internet to publicise her wares with outstanding and dramatic effect, going from 70 visitors to her basement gigs online to 70,000 worldwide. Smile …It Confuses People comes directly as a result of that innovative strategy and more power to her.


From the opening track, When Horsepower Meant Something, to the closing ballad of Time, there is very definitely something for everybody who loves great music. However what is most striking is the happiness with which each and every track is performed. There is an underlying joy here that is so often alien in the modern world of celebrity that is both uplifting and refreshingly honest.

I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) may well have catapulted the Scot to recognition almost over night, but there nine other gems here too. Not least of which are What If I’m Right with its self-effacing lyrics worthy of Alanis Morissette, and The Human Jukebox , which hints at fame being more than just a fifteen minute jaunt, taking pride of place.

Smile … It Confuses People is a credit to everybody concerned and should be lauded for the fact Sandi Thom has had the bottle to break the rules and gone out and got what she really wanted.

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