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Polly Paulusma - Fingers & Thumbs

2007-07-16 08:47
Opener "God Grudge" sets a feisty femme-folk pop pace, its strummed acoustic melodies recalling both Edie Brickell and Meredith Brooks. Polly is never prone to sitting on her anti-patriarchal pity pot for too long though. She prays for perseverance in the bruised ballad disillusionment of "Day One" and "This One I Made For You". And almost achieves empowerment by remembering how Alanis once rocked on "Ready or Not". But not before she realises she has to learn to live beyond the tears on the Carole King carboned piano ballad goodbye of "Matilda".

-Miles Keylock
Fans of the well-crafted female singer songwriter confessionals of a Rickie Lee Jones or Joni Mitchell are going to love getting up close and personal with Polly Paulusma. Fingers & Thumbs is an uncompromisingly raw collection of trauma-tuned songs of innocence lost and experience gained.

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