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Swati: Small Gods

Small Gods

(Swati)
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Grade:
A+
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
10

Small God's is a fine example of an individual pouring their heart out to create something very personal, yet accessible to everyone who listens to it. What makes this album so good is that you can strip away the background music and leave just Swati and her guitar and still have something beautiful and possibly even more touching when considering the emotional tones of her vocals and the story-like lyrics.  Adding to the appeal is the take no crap attitude that exudes from Swati's personality on this album. All together you get this genuine feeling that creates a reputable outlook on how unconventional and rough parts of this album become.

I really hate to associate other artists to this artist because I really feel that this is a small step in a big career for Swati but for the sake of introducing her to anyone who reads this article I guess I have to. Fans of Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, and Jewel (Pieces of Me album only) should fall right into the fan base. The overall musical package includes very slow and harmonized tracks that border country and then tracks that have their music overpowered by pure poetic delivery on the lyrics. What can't be denied is that Small God's is going to be one of those phenomenal albums that effects your life on a personal level. We've all gone through rough patches and this album reads like a diary with enough emotion and angst and regret that its bound to touch on some event in your life and draw you in with its powerfully emotional feel. *Swati covers Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire"

AJ Garcia
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