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Quick Review: Erik Hassle – Pieces (a musical album)

Erik Hassle’s first album Pieces was released in the UK on February 22, 2010.  It was originally entitled Hassle in his native country of Sweden.  He is one of my favourite musicians and someone who should be getting a lot more coverage.

Track List

  1. Bump in the road
  2. Hurtful
  3. Don’t bring flowers
  4. Isn’t it obvious
  5. The thanks I get
  6. Standing where you left me
  7. Bitter end
  8. First time
  9. Love me to pieces
  10. Wanna be loved
  11. Back to bed
  12. Amelia

My personal favourite songs are Hurtful, The Thanks I Get, and Love Me to Pieces. 🙂

The style of the album seems to be quite varied, although there are always the subliminal soul and techno backdrops.  This, combined with Hassle’s earthy and sometimes gravelly voice, produce a unique quality of music that I haven’t very often.  The messages of the tracks come through loud and clear thanks to the lyrics, which are [mostly] of good quality.  Some exceptions here include:

I follow in your footsteps / To see the things you see

Pretty lies, no concern

You’re a karma killer

At least it’s only a few exceptions 😛

It’s difficult to review an album, mainly because it’s down to personal preference and – being something that you hear – it’s difficult to form your own opinion without hearing the actual music.  Thus, I’ve included links to a few YouTube videos and an amazon link, in case you’re interested in INVESTING!

On that note, I conclude this *somewhat pointless* review!

Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Erik-Hassle/dp/B002IPGXHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330463816&sr=8-1

Hurtful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZCuHmgVek

Don’t Bring Flowers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLdFQa1620w

Bump In the Road http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFxE8WoWXb0

Love Me To Pieces (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9mpXK8l38

 

He’s also sung with other artists, and does quite a few covers

Ellie Goulding ft Erik Hassle – Be Mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_rA-M7hzY

SOS (ABBA cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckRZCCiXq90

In For the Kill (La Roux cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEOYADKPdkA

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It’s Been A While!

My, my, my! It would seem that my plan to write on here at least once a week has, well.. failed. *sad face*

I blame the exams

Speaking of which, Sixth Form students at the delightful Plume have been given timetables for mock exams.. for MARCH!  This is ridiculous.  I’ve spent / wasted over a month revising and doing past papers, and fancied relaxing for a while.  Apparently I’ve got the wrong idea!  Plume believe it’ll be beneficial to waste yet more time doing mock exams that we won’t actually know enough for.  Yeah, whatever you say Plume.  Whatever you say.

 

On a more positive note, it’s nearly half term! WOO!  Not too sure what the holidays will consist of, but it’s got to be better than falling over on the ice attempting to get to college, then finding out that you either don’t actually have a lesson or they can’t be bothered to teach you anything (yes, photograpy, I’m talking about you!)… like I said: a more positive note!

 

Next things I’ll be writing:

  • Review of one of my all time favourite novels: THE BOOK WITH NO NAME by Anonymous
  • Review of one of my all time favourite musicians: PIECES by Erik Hassle
  • A K-POP related piece (probably to do with Donghae or LuHan)

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