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The Province (Canada)
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Section: E-Today
Byline: Tom Harrison


Allison Crowe

This Little Bird (Independent)

There is a spare backing to this record that allows Crowe's focused intensity to shine through. It's just enough to create a few highlights that complement her -- background vocals that add fullness, drumming that is hardly there but propels the songs, stand-up bass that anchors them -- but mostly this is, once again, Crowe at her piano. She shows an eclecticism that also reinforces her own songs. The best moments have atmosphere and her moodiness is truly affecting. B

- Tom Harrison