Fourth Corner

Album Review of Fourth Corner by Trixie Whitley.

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Fourth Corner

Trixie Whitley

Fourth Corner by Trixie Whitley

Release Date: Jan 29, 2013
Record label: Strong Blood Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Blues-Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Retro-Rock

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Fourth Corner - Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

Paste Magazine - 80
Based on rating 8.0/10
80

There’s a powerful moment on “Breathe You in My Dreams,” a standout on Fourth Corner, Trixie Whitley’s solo debut, when the verse gives way to what promises to be a dramatic chorus. Rather than going into her upper range to belt the lyrics and enjoy a true diva moment, Whitley goes in the opposite direction, shifting into her lower register and revealing a husky baritone that’s all fine grain and hollowed-out vowels. It’s certainly not the expected decision, but Whitley is not a predictable vocalist.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Trixie Whitley has played stages all over the globe, but she is best known as lead vocalist in Daniel Lanois' supergroup Black Dub. Whitley, still in her twenties, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with the confidence and savvy of a schooled veteran. She's been performing in Europe and New York since she was eleven, in mediums ranging from music and dance to theater.

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PopMatters - 40
Based on rating 4/10
40

Trixie Whitley’s bio is the stuff of fairytale. She was never destined to be stacking tins of Spam in aisle three. Her mysterious father was Chris Whitley, a talented troubadour tipped by rock royalty - Springsteen, Petty, Keef , Iggy – but who died tragically young. Trixie herself lived a nomadic, boho-chic upbringing with her Gypsy Belgian mother but was swiftly handpicked for Pop Immortality by Überproducer and BFF of Bono n’ Bob, Daniel Lanois.

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The New York Times
Their review was generally favourable

TRIXIE WHITLEY “Fourth Corner” (Strong Blood) Pain, desire, rage, sorrow, determination and loneliness course through Trixie Whitley’s bluesy moan on her debut album, “Fourth Corner.” She’s haunted in ways both elemental and cerebral. Ms. Whitley, 25, is the daughter of Chris Whitley, the hard-living Texas bluesman who died in 2005; she grew up hearing him perform in studios and onstage.

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