ANA POPOVIC - Can You Stand The Heat

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: ArtistXclusive | Autor: AT

The new one from Ana Popovic amazed. The guitarist and singer has freed herself from puristic blues and now celebrates incredibly energetic soul-funk blues with crisply arranged brass ("Can't You See What You Are Doing To Me"). Actually you don't expect an increase after the energy boost of the mentioned track. But with the "Boys' Night Out" and "Ana's Shuffle", which remind us of the Blues Brothers, she actually gets even bigger. Great vocals, glowing guitar solos and variety (e.g. the Latin blues "Tribe") and an optimal band feeling in contrast to earlier records would have deserved the full score if it weren't for the two songs "Mo' Better Love" and "Every Kind Of Love", which seem so "splashy" and "narcotic" that they don't even pass for elevator music. All in all their best album so far!

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