Music - Teri Falini: Sun Under Me
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Anyone who is a fan of angry girl punk rock will love Teri Falini. She writes all her songs with questionable subject matters. She has the perfect voice for this kind of music and she plays guitar on all of them.
To look at the cover of this CD, you would think it is a nice singer/songwriter girl, like Michelle Branch, but once you stick the CD in, you change your mind really fast. She sounds just like you would expect a punk girl to sound and she has the abitity to control it for slower songs to something pleasent sounding. Her voice is something that keeps me coming back for more.
Falini has a talent for writing songs that make you a little squimish. The first song that made me realize this was "Cinderella." In this song she talks about how if Cinderella knew she would end up a supressed castle dwelling princess of the middle ages, she would have never put on her glass shoes. It makes you look at the happy story a little differently, doesn't it. The next song that made me turn my head was "Hot Blood." With lyrics like "I want to drink you/hot blood in my throat/drip sweat and red tears/I have no fear" how can you not flinch a little. This song keeps the same theme and I think it is about a girl going on about how she wants to be so close to this guy that she is willing to eat parts of him, from the blood, to the tears, to his breath. You keep this uneasy feeling all the way to the end of the song with the "hot blood in my throat" chant. Then, after all the songs involving body fluids, the CD changes pace in the last two songs. Somehow, it becomes acoustic rock, like you expected when you saw the cover. The first of these acoustic songs, "Broken Man," is a well written song about a man who is, as the title suggests, broken sprited.
The only flaw of this album is the fact that, other then the lyrics, every song other then the last two sound the same. They sound almost exactly the same and with this genre of music, you really have to listen to hear the creative lyrics. That is the only thing that brings this album down, but it brings it really far down.
Overall, Teri Falini's "Sun Under Me" introduced me to a girl who does a good job of carrying the angry girl torch. She writes lyrics that, although they may test your gag reflex, are very creative. Although, her music writing could use a little help. I have a lot of trouble determining what song I'm listening, but I enjoy listening to the one song that it sometimes seems she re-recorded several times. For that, I'm going to have to give "Sun Under Me" 3.5 out of 5 cans. Not quite average, but really close.
Added: Sunday, October 16, 2005
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