Kristy Hanson

Already Gone

by Jason MacNeil

10 September 2007


Singer Kristy Hanson has a sweet pop voice perfect for, er, sweet pop music. The only problem with her style is that it’s terribly hard to separate it from the likes of Natalie Merchant and Lisa Loeb, among others. The Lilith Fair-ish format shines on the tender “Comfort” which brings to mind 10,000 Maniacs if fronted by Sarah McLachlan. Meanwhile, “Swansong” is a wistful ditty that has another strong melody which drives the song along. The coffee-house feel through most of the album is what sells Hanson’s music, especially her strong delivery of the adult contemporary pop, “Already Gone”, and the breezy “Wake Up”. Things go downhill slightly with the jazzy “It’s Not Over” (which is basically over from the get-go). But she comes back with perhaps the album’s highlight during the MacLachlan-ish “Let Me Out of This House” which has Hanson hitting those sweet, angelic high notes while the edgier, moodier “Who Can Say?” is another keeper.

Already Gone


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