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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Music Spotlight: Duffy

It's been a while since I cranked out any book movie suggestions, so I will try and get at least a few of each over the next few days.

Artist: Duffy
Album: Rockferry

Rockferry is the debut offering from Welsh singer Duffy that landed her at the top spot on the British charts. Providing a mix of classic 60’s sound with a strong blues undercurrent, Rockferry is a solid offering that shows a great deal of promise for the 23-year-old singer. Things kick-off with the title track, a bit of a slow-burn blues song on which Duffy’s voice shows a strong emotional element. Warwick Avenue follows with a similar format, though it begins to pick up the pace of the album, leading into more up-tempo tracks like Serious. It is on tracks like Syrup and Honey and Distant Dreamer that Duffy’s vocals really stand out and make you take notice.

Overall, Rockferry is an impressive debut album that could be signs of great things to come from Duffy. Even if it isn’t, she has at least put forth a good set of tracks that bring forth comparisons to greats like Dusty Springfield.

Rockferry is located in the rock music collection: MR Duffy

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