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    Flutterby A&M

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Review Text A low-key tour de force, Flutterby reflects an uncommon maturity and breadth of talent, particularly for a debut effort. Boucher commands all the essential instruments; more than that, she layers her parts with an ear toward sounding like a solid backup band, as opposed to showing off. Her lyrics, which adhere to the confessional/heartache model, can revolve around unanswered questions: "Could this be the day I've waited for?" she sings on "Life Is Short," with the more enigmatic "What do I do?" in "I Can't Make Me" and "Can you see the lights?" elevated to prominence as a song title. While she doesn't overdo it, this does contribute to an impression of less than piercing insight; songs like "Soul Back" come across as clever more than profound or even poetic. Still, her hooks are strong, her vocal delivery assertive, and aside from a few mellow Joni Mitchell moments in her articulation and phrasing on "Drift On," Flutterby bristles with an agreeable, upbeat energy. ~ Robert L. Doerschuk

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Life Is Short - 3:07
  2. 2. Can You See the Lights? - 3:07
  3. 3. I Can't Make Me - 4:58
  4. 4. Another White Dash - 3:21
  5. 5. Soul Back - 3:23
  6. 6. Walk Outside - 4:53
  7. 7. Never Leave Your Heart Alone - 4:43
  8. 8. Busy - 3:00
  9. 9. Beautiful Book - 3:26
  10. 10. Don't Point, Don't Scare It - 3:52
  11. 11. Never Let It Go - 3:12
  12. 12. Drift On - 3:06

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