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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Leighton Meester-Heartstrings


                                              We all know Leighton from a famous television show, or from  her great work in the film industry, but did we expect her to be able to sing like this?  On "Heartstrings", Meester is captivating, and really portrays the material well.  The craft, and eloquent first single is the album title, "Heartstrings".  This song is very smooth, and has a tempo that is easily able to get stuck in our heads.  The way Leighton laid this track down, is almost perfect.  Almost, because it still shows a bit of inexperience with releasing quality music.  Don't get me wrong, this album is really solid, and I would play it constantly in rotation if the occasion arose, but there are some gaps in this album.  Also, "Heartstrings" is only a nine track release.  This is disappointing to fans of hers.  The best track in my opinion from the album, is the song "Good For One Thing".  This song is resonating, and gives us some taste of her potentials throughout the record.  Other standouts are "Run Away", "L.A.', and "Dreaming'.  For the current price of the album, which I've seen it around nine to ten dollars, you get your money's worth.  There is an impeccable range on the release, and I think we all should experience this.  I suggest you go out and grab the record on the 27th-28th of October.  You will enjoy this, but beware, don't expect a perfect record.  This is an enjoyable record, not perfection though.
                                                                Rating: 4.25/5.0

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