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Artist: Maria McKee Release: Life Is Sweet Discogs: 1622468 Released: 1996 Label: Geffen Records Catalog#: GED 24819 Format: FLAC / Lossless / Log (100%) / Cue / CD Country: Europe Style: Rock, Soft Rock 01. Scarlover (5:15) 02. This Perfect Dress (4:26) 03. Absolutely Barking Stars (4:22) 04. I'm Not Listening (4:02) 05. Everybody (4:16) 06. Smarter (3:13) 07. What Else You Wanna Know (5:24) 08. I'm Awake (3:51) 09. Human (4:18) 10. Carried (4:42) 11. Life Is Sweet (4:06) 12. Afterlife (2:37) For most of her career, Maria McKee has never deviated from country-rock, but Life Is Sweet is a bold departure from her trademark sound, taking her into new sonic territories. Although the loud, distorted guitars are the first noticeable change, it soon becomes apparent that the thing that makes the album sound so different is its latent progressive rock influences. Throughout the album, McKee weaves complex, layered arrangements that interweave strings, guitars, and keyboards. Appropriately, her melodies are more convoluted than ever before, yet they never become too obtuse. Lyrically, she has become more cryptic and angry, but that is all part of the plan â€” Life Is Sweet is McKee's bid to be taken seriously as an artist. For some reason, that means she has constructed a hybrid of the prog rock arrangements that dominate the first half of the album and the confessional songwriting that is prominent on the second. Fortunately, the results sound better than they read, primarily because beneath all of the bombastic arrangements, McKee has retained her keen sense of songcraft. Still, with its art rock tendencies and naked ambition, Life Is Sweet may not appeal to fans who have become attached to McKee's country-rock. For those willing to accept her pretensions, it is a frustrating but rewarding album.
|Maria McKee - 1996 - Life Is Sweet/01 - Scarlover.flac||37.862 MB|
|Maria McKee - 1996 - Life Is Sweet/02 - This Perfect Dress.flac||31.683 MB|
|Maria McKee - 1996 - Life Is Sweet/03 - Absolutely Barking Stars.flac||30.316 MB|