ABSINTHE ROSE: Diggin’ Ditches & Escaping Holes: CD

I’m not normally a fan of the singer/songwriter setup. This hasn’t changed my opinion. A hatchling of politi-chick Ani DiFranco, Ms. Rose rips acoustic chords and pleads into the mic. If duplication is flattery, Ani should be blushing. Unfortunately, most of the melodies and rhythms sounded recycled and I would have appreciated more of a political slant instead of a broken hearted one.

 –Kristen K (Screech Owl, screechowlrecords.com)