Holy Road...Freedom Songs In the mood for bland folk-pop sprinkled with yodeling and spoken-word? Then pick up the debut from this self-proclaimed "Brooklyn artist/poet/singer-songwriter." Melodically unimaginative and reminiscent… 2003-04-08 Lizzie West
Music Review

Holy Road (2003)

Details Release Date: Apr 08, 2003; Lead Performance: Lizzie West

In the mood for bland folk-pop sprinkled with yodeling and spoken-word? Then pick up the debut from this self-proclaimed ''Brooklyn artist/poet/singer-songwriter.'' Melodically unimaginative and reminiscent of a watered-down Natalie Merchant, Road is an example of that increasingly common phenomenon -- heavily hyped and utterly forgettable. West deserves praise for deftly incorporating passages from D.H. Lawrence into ''Prayer'' and for the stirring gospel vibe of ''See You Through.'' Ultimately, however, Road is best left untraveled.

Originally posted May 02, 2003 Published in issue #708 May 02, 2003 Order article reprints