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CD REVIEW: Allison Scola - Self Titled
By Kathy Brackley - 09/18/2004 - 07:49 PM EDT

Artist: Allison Scola
Album: Self Titled
CD Review: First I have to start off by saying that I generally don't review "song samplers" because I don't feel they provide the listener with the opportunity to see the full range of who the artist is and what their musical capabilities may be.

However, I think Allison must have heard my thoughts because as soon as I started listening, it was clear that Allison's three song sampler was about to kick my theory to the curb.

The three tracks really showcase Allison's vocal abilities and songwriting skills. She easily conveys the emotion behind the words and you, the listener, believe every word.

Allison has a beautiful tone to her voice; think of a cross between Tori Amos and Sarah McLaughlin and you're almost there. She has this wonderful vulnerability that you don't often hear.

Scola is also a talented songwriter; the lyrics are fresh and personal and I could easily see these tracks played on mainstream radio.

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