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Friday, September 5, 2008

CD Review: Shwa - Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2

Shwa - Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2
2006, Shwa Losben

Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2 opens with the crunchy So Cry, a catchy pop/rock tune that captures the desire to help a friend through loss of a relationship. Here And Now has a stream of conscious lyrical style and an acoustic base that reminds me somewhat of Toad The West Sprocket. Let Yourself Out has a melancholy feel to it that suggests the instructive title is less than emphatic.

Shwa Losben has an interesting vibe. The vocals are pleasant and have just a touch of that Michael Stipe whine to them. His is certainly a distinctive voice that is immediately recognizable. Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2 is just a brief treat, but enough to see that Shwa has strong pop songwriting chops and carry a song without difficulty. This is a strong introduction and hopefully a sign of things to come.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Shwa at, where you can purchase numerous tracks for download. Shwa also has three CDs available through CDBaby.

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