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11:11

08/01/2005 | Babysue.com LMNOP.com | www.babysue.com www.lmnop.com | Album Review
Considering how great Azure Ray was...it seems sad that the duo of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink is no more. Our guess is that both creative forces were probably just too strong to continue as a duo. But the good news is that over time listeners will probably now get to absorb twice the amount of music. Maria Taylor's 11:11 is a logical extension of Azure Ray. The album continues in the same vein as the duo's later material, with an overall vibe that is a bit more accessible. Taylor's voice sounds as incredible as ever and her lyrics are continually puzzling and intriguing. Produced by Mike Mogis and Andy LeMaster, 11:11 has a nice thick sound and is peppered with plenty of modern technology. Some of the tracks are reasonably sparse, others are orchestrated with plenty of subtle surprises. Ten great songs here including "Leap Year," "Nature Song," "Xanax," "Speak Easy," and "Hitched." Recommended. (Rating: 5+++)
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