Monday, July 14, 2008
CD Review: Danielle Antonio - Elements
Danielle Antonio – Elements
2006, Dani Brae Music
Danielle Antonio definitely has the DIY spirit. Starting out as a singer/songwriter in Denver, CO in 2001, Danielle Antonio has built a library of songs and a score of experiences. 2006 was a watermark year for Ms. Antonio. In that year she relocated to Brooklyn, NY to try to make it in the Big Apple, and also released her debut CD, Elements.
Elements displays a love of rock and roll, 60's era Motown and 1970's soul. Elements is interesting, at times exciting and mostly successful. Hold A Candle could have walked right off a Phil Spectre record, and Hurricane is a soulful rocker that in itself makes this a worthwhile purchase. Stringing Me Along builds on a strong blues/soul riff and a quasi-disco beat to make a great party/dance song.
Other highlights include the straightforward Caught In A Landslide, the bluesy Got No Go and Shadows Of The Moon, which has a bit of a country twang to it. Overall this is an excellent album. There were a couple of songs here that didn't work as well for me, but all indications point to a bright musical future for Danielle Antonio. Check out Elements -- you won't be disappointed.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Danielle Antonio at www.danielleantonio.com. You can purchase a copy of Elements at www.cdbaby.com/danielleantonio.