Morgan Bracy - End Of Cinderella
The Nashville native, Morgan Bracy, has just made her 2011 debut with End of Cinderella. The record is most definitely appropriate sounding for Nashville (country/pop) but leaves much to be desired musically. I delved into this album not knowing much about Morgan Bracy or this record other than that she's recently gone through some hard times and wrote about them in End of Cinderella. While I'll admit that Morgan wields a decent singing voice, the guitar/keyboard work is extremely simplistic and so too are her lyrics.
My first impression of the album reminded me of something Michelle Branch wrote a decade ago. The self-titled track, "End of Cinderella," is the highlight of the album, which is rather unfortunate since it's so early in the album. One can get the best idea of Morgan's vocal capabilities within "End of Cinderella." The supposed breakthrough track is titled "She Believes" and is toward the end of the track, but I maintain that "End of Cinderella" is a more representative track. The rest of the tracks sound very similar. Don't listen to this album hoping to be absolutely blown away by any of the instrumental work, especially the percussion. The most disappointing part of the album is the interlude, "Introw," which contains 1:08 of the song "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." One positive thing about the album, however, is that some angsty teenage girl may be able to relate and find herself singing along.
In summation, if you're not looking for a complex music experience and need to listen to something that isn't going to make you think, End of Cinderella is the album for you. If you're like me though, and need a bit more substance coming from your speakers, don't bother. Like I said previously, Morgan Bracy's voice is nothing to scoff at though, so perhaps she'll come into her own on the next record!
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