Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, October 7, 2013

SUZANNE VEGA / Days of Open Hand (1990)

The folk beginnings can still be heard as influences in this third album but the singer / songwriter moved onto new plateaus musically; not necessarily higher or lower, just different.  It’s not folk, rock or pop; it’s simply music from the heart played in an understated way.  I can well imagine this being someone’s favourite SV album for that reason alone.
The obvious singles will likely be the thing that entice you in but the beautifully serene and occasionally mysterious poetry on the quieter tracks will keep you there; it may take longer to appreciate that aspect of the work but for my money it's where the album‘s strengths lie.

Songs of Note: Tired of Sleeping; Book of Dreams

3½ magic markers out of 5

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