Violinist Lindsey Stirling is an America's Got Talent star turned YouTube sensation, which would normally have me running for the hills but alas, I was briefly persuaded by the fishnet stockings on the cover of her 2012 full-length debut.
Mixing her violin playing with hip-hop, dubstep, electronica and classical makes for a New Age/video game score sort of sound that pretty much screams gimmick. While it is a uplifting pleasant listen, the interest fades pretty quickly. With a little more help on the production and backing tracks, Stirling could be great but in the end it's a pure flash in the pan. Stick to Emilie Autumn if it's chicks playing weird violin music that's your thing.
2 mormons out of 5