Sunday, August 31, 2008
CD Review: Laura Roppe - Girl Like This
Laura Roppe - Girl Like This
2008, Laura Roppe
San Diego’s Laura Roppe is determined to stand country music on its head. Moving back and forth between classic country and honky-tonk styles, Roppe brings a classy, soulful-alto voice that is much more powerful pure than your typical country crooner. On her 2008 debut, Girl Like This, Roppe unleashes a tidal wave of color and emotion that transcends her genre and raises her to a level that has legs far beyond the bounds of Nashville.
Girl Like This is a rockin' country opening that sets the tone for all that is to come. Mama Needs A Girl's Night Out is anthemic for young mothers everywhere and sounds like it might be a marketer's dream song. Free is workhorse of a song that crosses over firmly into rock and roll. Little Daughter will tug at the heartstrings particularly if you're a parent. Also be sure to check out Ooh La La, Sing A Love Song and Crazy About You And Me.
Laura Roppe is the sort of singer that could be singing most any style of music. The material here even ranges into easy listening/vocal genres at times. Girl Like This is a dynamic and winsome debut that could develop quite a following with the right breaks. Roppe's songs are very commercially viable without being commercial, and Roppe herself is a charming and warm voice. Make sure that Girl Like This is on your want list.
Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Laura Roppe at http://www.lauraroppe.com/, where you can purchase a copy of Girl Like This either on CD or as a download.