Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Soft rock/mainstream pop
Most recent release, Sweet Little Truths—The EMI Recordings 1992-1996 (compilation, 2020)
Other soft pop singers. (Neile)
Mainstream soft pop singer. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
1993—SBK (U.S.)—0777-7-80134-2-6 (CD)
Wide in U.S.
Recommended for those who like soft pop. (email@example.com)
Tasmin Archer—vocals, backing vocals
Not totally out of the ecto tradition, but much closer to straight commercial pop than most of what we deal with. I find it good of its kind, but nothing pathbreaking about it. The lyrics lack any particularly imaginative wordplay or other claims to exceptional memorability. There are a few attempts at social commentary here, but they're very superficial. The choruses are repeated between verses with what seems like unusual frequency; it gets boring after awhile. The most effective song on the album from a musical standpoint, if not a lyrical one, is "In Your Care," which pretty much eschews the usual electric accompaniment in favor of a piano and one guitar.
This is in my opinion better than the first one (Great Expectations) but did not contain any hit single material at all. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Marisa Woods for work on this entry.
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