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Sleepy Kitty’s latest album not so sleepy

Based on first impressions, this album provides catchy tunes
and truthfully funny lyrics. I would label the genre as artsy-pop, but some songs
definitely have more of a rock base.

Because of this broad genre base, the album provides a
likable song for almost every type of listener. I tended to like the catchy
songs that had a strong piano presence, such as “Gimme a Chantz!,””NYC Really
Has It All” and “School’s Out.”

The vocalist of the duo, Paige Brubeck, is very talented.
Her voice floats between notes of the melodies in a way that is very pleasing
to the ear. Also, her presentation of the lyrics sounded witty and occasionally sharp.


Analyzing more deeply, the overall theme and style were not
consistent and made the album incohesive. The different styling of the songs,
which switched between pop and rock influences, were off-putting if the
listener is judging the album as a whole. I think this point is slightly
arbitrary, however, because the average listener will be able to appreciate
each song’s individual strong points, therefore forming a positive opinion of
the album.

Going into detail about one song in particular, “Seventeen”
is Sleepy Kitty’s interpretation of the Beatles song “I Saw Her Standing
There,” which I find very interesting. I commend the band for taking a chance
and providing their own insight to these lyrics. Though I still prefer the original,
I like the fact that the band exercised their artistic freedom with this song.

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