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Kelly Sampson Griswold
An Anthology (Self-released)

04/18/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



4/18/2013 - The first tune I heard from this Derry-based Christian-folkie was “Dreamworld,” which appears on this album here, which isn’t actually an anthology, from what I can tell, but what do I know? And, furthermore, what do I know about judging Christian folkies — I mean, “Dreamworld,” with its delicately chintzy Casio loops and po-faced Joan Baez-like singing made me think of the music you sometimes hear over the local cable-access channel when they’re running a Powerpoint listing all the available bean suppers you can attend. Which reminds me: am I not overdue to be on some sort of local Manchvegas cable-access show? Why haven’t I been asked? We can discuss it later, because meanwhile, the rest of this album isn’t mawkishly zoned-out; in fact, “Eagle Song” is an acceptable meatless substitute for ’80s Amy Grant in full synthpop mode (no, it doesn’t rock the way “Every Heartbeat” did, but let’s face it, what does, rock fans?), and “Rest Your Mind” is like Roxette, if 1980s Amy Grant doesn’t look like it’d be ’80s enough for you. A






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