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Allison Crowe: Secrets
Tom Harrison, The Province
Tuesday, August 17 2004

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Allison Crowe

Secrets (Independent)

The slight accompaniment highlights Crowe's voice -- and what a great
voice it is. Secrets is overwhelmingly the sound of someone throwing her
head back and singing. It's hard not to be moved by such emotion or to
be impressed by someone deriving such joy. Crowe approaches Secrets with
an earnestness of someone who is finding her identity through music.
These songs speak to her, tell her who she is, as much as they speak to
her audience. "Midnight" might be as produced as Secrets gets but its
lightness (some guitar, background vocals and "thumps") suggest a way to
go in the future.