Published April 8, 2005
Eivor Pálsdóttir has a big voice, and even us cynical irony-loving 101ers have to acknowledge that she’s got an impressive, honest stage presence. Eivor’s new release pairs her with a classic radio big band—the overall result is again impressive, but feels dated. While Eivor is compelling as ever, the songs often lack hooks or even melodies as Eivor’s voice swoops through the tracks.
Still, we recommend the cd, even if we’re not sure you’d play it often. Sales from Eivor Pálsdóttir’s first album are the reason we have a 12 Tónar record label—a very good thing. And she is an undeniable talent, and perhaps with cd sales, she’ll tour with a big band—and that probably would be remarkable.
Worth four beers. Costs four beers.