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This Is The Life (album)

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an album by Amy MacDonald

The debut album from Scottish singer/songwriter Amy MacDonald, This Is the Life achieved a remarkable feat -- it entered the charts at number two. MacDonald admits that the song "Poison Prince," which received a limited release as a single, … see full wiki

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The 1st US Release By A 2 Time Platinum Selling Scottish Lass

  • May 28, 2009
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Young Amy Macdonald is no stranger to millions of fans in Europe as she is a 2 time platinum selling and award winning artist. She started playing guitar and writing music/lyrics at 12 in Scotland, gigging at 15 and the rest is history, albeit a brief one so far. The 1st US release, which hit the street on August 19th, 2008, titled, "This Is The Life" has an acoustic folk/pop sound starts out well with the tunes, "Mr. Rock & Roll", the title song, "This Is The Life" and "Poison Prince" which very well may be an ode to good pal, Pete Doherty of Babyshambles/Kate Moss fame or someone like him. However, the sappy song, L.A.; an admitted ode to Jake Gyllenhall and "Footballer's Wife" are quite vapid.

Gotta remember, though that this is a girl of 19. She writes about teenage angst and therein lies a bit of a problem. Amy's voice is unbelievably mature beyond her years and is somewhere juxtaposed between Joan Armatrading, Judy Collins, KT Tunstall and Lilly Allen. Yeah, I know... Odd combination.

The tracks seem to gradually get a bit muddied with "Youth Of Today" being my least favorite on the CD. But the song, "A Wish For Something More" has a timeless story of a woman who happens to be best friends with a man but wishes for something more in their relationship. This is probably the best track on the CD in my opinion.

I believe that as Amy matures, so will her lyrics and approach to music in general. Plan to see many great things from Amy in the future. I am sure she will have the great success she has had in Europe and be received very well right here in the U.S.A.
Happy Listening!
This Is The Life - Amy MacDonald

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