Louise Aubrie is a singer-songwriter who first started recording music at the Mill Hill Music Complex in north London, before she relocated to New York City. She released her debut album, Fingers Crossed…, in 2010.
On March 1, 2013, Louise released her second album, Time Honoured Alibi. I was recently provided a link to stream the album, and overall, I was impressed with what I heard.
Louise’s music has been described as being Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, and Post-Punk. It has also been compared with such artists as The Smiths, The Strokes, The Killers, and Kirsty MacColl. After hearing Time Honoured Alibi, I can say that I can agree with a lot of these descriptions and comparisons.
There are a total of eight songs on Time Honoured Alibi, with most of the tracks either being upbeat or midtempo songs. However, there are two slower songs; one appears at the halfway point of the album, and the other one closes the album. By the time I finished listening to the album, I thought that the sequencing of the songs was perfect, because the songs flowed together well to make a cohesive unit. This cohesive sound helps to make for an enjoyable listening experience.
As I listened to this album, I thought that Louise’s vocals worked very well for the material she was recording. Not only did her voice sound good with the music, but I thought that her voice was also enjoyable to listen to.
My favorite song on Time Honoured Alibi was “Keep It Coming,” a song Louise co-wrote with Boz Boorer. This tune was incredibly catchy, and I thought the handclaps that appeared in the song added a nice touch.
Another standout song for me was “Tonight At Ronnie’s.” This one is actually a duet; unfortunately, the credits I saw didn’t list who the male vocalist was. The voices of both vocalists sounded good together, and I thought that “Tonight At Ronnie’s” was a very well done duet.
Overall, Time Honoured Alibi was an enjoyable album to listen to, and I would recommend it to listeners who enjoy listening to alternative music.
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