Allegra Krieger: The Joys of Forgetting (album review by Christa V.)

Allegra Krieger is a singer/songwriter from New York City with a sound somewhere between indie and folk. “The Joys of Forgetting” is her second studio album that highlights her ability to write lyrics in a clever way and create a distinctive atmosphere that gently rocks the listener. A great example of this is the opening track, “The Push and the Pull,” which has a distinctive sway to it that tugs the listener along. This is echoed in “Telephone,” but here she dubs over her voice to create a denser chord and more tightly packed feel to the song. The ending song, “Where,” utilizes similar techniques, but now the overlay sounds more like an echo. The music builds slowly over the course of the song as more instruments join in, but also leaves the listener in a peaceful state by the end of the song and the album. Definitely a musician to keep an ear out for! Favorite tracks: 1, 3, 11

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