I have followed Kiki since her debut 12 years ago and she is well worth the attention. With here well-crafted and personal songwriter "pop" somewhere between Carol King, Charlotte Martin, Norah Jones and Vonda Shephard she got herself a place in my heart. The new album is no exception. She continues to deliver the same sort of high quality stuff and a cool thing with this album is that she have done some really damn cool versions of her personal favorites like Matchbox 20?s "Unwell", "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys" by Steve Winwood and Dionne Warwick?s "I Say A Little Prayer" which could have been done by Eva Cassidy. Beautiful album by a beautiful artist. What else do we need?
Melodic Net Comments
I think this is one of the best cds I?ve ever accidentally stumbled on. I?ve listened to "KIKI" so many times that I?ve bought more and more cds for myself and to give as gifts. Kiki is not just a phenomenal songwriter, but her vocal and keyboard talents are also top-notch. I?ve become one of her biggest fans and own all 3 of her great cds. She?s also a super nice person! I highly recommend you buy "KIKI" and the other 2 cds. One of my favorite songs is "End of The Road" and the beautiful ballad written by her dad, Buddy Ebsen, entitled "MISSING YOU". But honestly, I love every track on this cd. And if you get a chance to see Kiki perform live, run don?t walk to her show!
Fightstar´s first EP was heavily influenced by the author Chuck Palahniuk, with the band naming a song after him ("Palahniuk´s Laughter") and including a drawing of Edward Norton´s character in the film adaptation of the Palahniuk book Fight Club.