Photography by SimonSawSunlight…
If there’s one lady in music who has swept me of my feet it’s this one!
Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore
Besides the fact that Nicole Atkins is one great chica (check out her twitter if you don’t believe me) she also makes some bloody fantastic music as well!
Her 2007′ album Neptune City is among the very few albums from my year-end-list of that year that I actually still listen to. Listen to a lot actually. The combination of grand orchestration, lush arrangements and huge but lovely vocals has proven to be seriously addictive. That she’s able to add really memorable melodies to that mix makes her even easier to love.
Where Neptune City was like the pop-music version of a Vaudeville show, Mondo Amore is Nicole dragging the whole shebang over to the Jersey shores and kicking the crap out of the can-can dancers! Sure there’s her trademark swooping ballads to be found here (Hotel Plaster, Heavy Boots amongst others) but the majority of this album kicks ass and promisses to be just as addictive as her earlier work.
Go check her out if you haven’t done so before, you know you want to!
3. Hotel Plaster
5. My Baby Don’t Lie
6. This Is For Love
7. You Were The Devil
9. Heavy Boots
10. The Tower
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