Dot Allison (2 stars)

Dot Allison

Exhaltation of Larks (Cooking Vinyl)


This album is nice. It’s nice to have on in the background, and it’s nice to fall asleep to. In fact, the latter is hard not to do as Dot Allison’s tender vocals wash over you, evoking Sarah McLachlan without the melodrama. While the album’s appeal is its simplicity, more variation between tracks would help distinguish them from one another. Instead, it is like a country train ride: drifting from one song to the next the album takes you on a journey that is pleasant but unmemorable, with too few landmarks to keep you interested along the way.

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