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JJ Falco of Not Fiction reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

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JJ Falco of Not Fiction has reviewed Hilary Scott’s Don’t Call Me Angel, and writes:

“I liked Don’t Call Me Angel instantly, but I had to give it a few listens before I realized what it was about this album that really “gets” me. At first I thought it was the diversity of the music, and that surely plays a large role, but there was something else. Then it hit me, it’s not just how the songs are written, but how they are arranged. There’s a maturity there that most don’t have, and an artistry that rivals some of my favorite musicians…

…Scott’s voice. Sweet, edgy, raunchy, steady, and emotionally whenever the music or lyrics call for it. Throughout that range, her voice is always beautiful. Her harmonies are well placed and arranged to trigger a shiver up the spine (succeeding multiple times at that in my case)…

The Prince tribute. Other than the first track for which the album is titled, this could be what people will notice first. I love Kiss. To me, it’s the penultimate song by one of the true geniuses of our time and all time (RIP). Kiss isn’t covered here. It’s played. As a part of Don’t Call Me Angel, it is a Hilary Scott song that just happens to be written by someone who’s not Hilary Scott.”

You will want to read the full review HERE!

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Doug at IOU Music reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

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Doug of IOU Music writes…

“…This was my first introduction to Hilary Scott, and I am blown away by her lyrics as well as her great bluesy voice that is well paired on this album with all the right strings and her talent for tickling the ivory; I’m a sucker for well-done piano work and hers is prevalent throughout this record.

I love everything about this album but Hilary’s emotional, sometimes sultry, vocals are the crowning achievement here. The writing absolutely kills (The more I listen the more I feel like Hilary might be my spirit animal), the players and production are top notch, but that voice ties it all together into a package that I just keep finding 40+ minutes to listen to…”

You’ll want to read the full review on the IOU Music site HERE

 

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Music Morsels’ Mark E Waterbury reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel

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Mark E. Waterbury, in Music Morsels writes:

Not to be confused with the two “L” Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum, Hilary Scott has carved her own name into today’s Americana scene with a breathlessly intoxicating voice and a knack for creating catchy, emotional, and subtly edgy songs. Slipping in touches of country, blues and indie rock, Hilary’s stunning vocal work and soul bearing words will drive deep into your soul with their honest intensity and delectable musical backdrops also created by Hilary’s multi instrumental talents. Beautiful, lush and haunting, this music draws in the listener and holds their attention as you experience her stories and feelings.”

Read the review at Music Morsels

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Jim Pasinski reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel” CD in JP’s Music Blog

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In Jim Pasinski’s review in JPs Music Blog he writes:  “Award-winning singer/songwriter, Hilary Scott returns with her 12th full-length album titled “Don’t Call Me Angel.” It features nine original tracks and one tribute to the legendary, Prince. She begins with the soft, acoustic country ballad “Don’t Call Me Angel,” before belting out the lyrics of the revengeful blues of “Not Used To Being Used To.” Her new album continues with the more up-tempo swinging rhythm of “You Will Be Mine,” before returning to the country blues of “Heartless.” Hilary’s voice is so beautiful on the piano-led “Moon And Back,” before she finishes up her new album with a quiet, acoustic rendition of Prince’s “Kiss” and the soulful tones of ‘Here I Am.'”  

Check out the review in JPs Music Blog.

 

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Remo Ricaldone, Planet Country Italy, reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel” and says he hopes it doesn’t become a “best kept secret”.

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Remo Ricaldone, in his review (English translation) in Planet Country Italy writes,

“Hilary – in the company of her ‘tour band,’ has self-produced an inspired and vibrant album that can be placed alongside the great female voices of American song, from Carole King to Karla Bonoff, in a succession of inflections and influences ranging from country music to pop and soul. “Do not Call Me Angel” contains nine originals and a cover (a brilliant and intelligent “Kiss” that is very different from the version of the song by the singer from Minneapolis) interpreted with heart and soul by a voice whose nuances are multiple and always engaging.

It takes only a few plays to enter the world of Hilary Scott and fall in love with it, if you are sensitive to songs that have melodies full of suffering, hope and passion, perhaps not easily labeled but often moving and profound. “Do not Call Me Angel” is an important and special work, both for the family memories and for a wisdom obtained and put to service in the quality songwriting of ten songs that ask to be listened to again and again. The title track that inaugurates the album, the intimate and heartfelt “Not Used To Being Used To”, the freshness and rhythm of “You Will Be Mine”, the “Make It Right” piano and organ intertwining to make a sumptuous ballad, as well as “Heartless” reminiscent of the great Californian balladeers of the seventies (Valerie Carter above all) are among the best moments. “Unlove Story” sees Hilary Scott performing on the ukulele and invariably sprouting subtle “Caribbean” colors, “Moon And Back” is another example of balance and taste in a delicious piano ballad, “In Time” and “Here I Am” close the circle and show great humanity and ability. Hoping that it does not remain a ‘best kept secret’.”  Remo Ricaldone

For the Italian version:  http://www.planetcountry.it/hilary-scott-dont-call-me-angel

 

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