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Most recent release, Get There (2005)
Wikipedia's entry for Boa
Dido, Imogen Heap, Splashdown, Natalie Merchant
Boa started getting heard by a lot of otaku (fans of Japanese animation and comics) thanks to the track "Duvet" being used as the opening theme of the anime series Serial Experiments Lain. I'm impressed. For those insisting on "tastes like chicken" comparisons, imagine a band fronted by an English Natalie Merchant, only warmer and less stiff.) (1999, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
The Race of a Thousand Camels (U.K.) / Twilight (U.S.)
Currently somewhat rare
Jasmine Rodgers—lead vocals, guitar, percussion
Ben Henderson—guitar, saxophone, percussion
Neil Walsh, Darren Allison, Stuart Epps, Jason Barron, and Boa
I really liked their Twilight album—pretty much straightforward, melodic pop-rock but Jasmine has a fabulous voice and the songs have some great hooks. It's not unlike something you might hear from Natalie Merchant, Dido or Imogen Heap. If you like "Duvet," you'll probably really like the entire album. It's good pop-rock—nothing groundbreakingly inventive, but Jasmine's vocals can be quite irresistible. (email@example.com)
Self-released and currently somewhat rare
Jasmine Rodgers—vocals, guitar
Boa and Kevin Wood
Very pleasant pop/rock, like the majority of Twilight. It's good, well-constructed, and Jasmine Rodgers' voice is gorgeous. Unfortunately, there's not total knock-out track like "Duvet" or "Twilight" off their first album. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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