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Erin Costelo

We Can Get Over

(Self-released; US: 9 Oct 2012; UK: 9 Oct 2012)

We Can Get Over is one of many records that starts with its best track. Unfortunately, none of the ensuing tracks come close to the inspired “Oh Me Oh My”, not for lack of trying. In fact, a lot of the songs at least come across as valiant efforts to recapture the elements that made the genre so significant (and influential) during its golden age. A few of them do come relatively close to managing that feat but its something “Oh Me Oh My” manages to do so effortlessly, they seem pale and empty in comparison. Costelo clearly knows her reference points and makes the most out of her material, lending this set even more credible with her outstanding vocals. We Can Get Over is ultimately saved by those vocals, the small moments of complete clarity and the stunning title track.

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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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