i couldn’t see a previous thread on the new community board about her. Anyone seeing her shows this week/tomorrow at Islington Assembly Hall or at Brighton?
I’ve got a ticket for tomorrow at Islington. I’ve bought tickets for quite a few of her shows over the years but have probably walked out of more than I have stayed for the duration. I enjoy her stuff on record but live she can be far far too quiet, frustrating and unfortunately plain dull. When she’s on form her gigs can be great. The Roundhouse in 2013 was probably the best that I’ve seen her. The worst: Reading 2001, The Garage 2001 a few days later, The Roundhouse 2006 and Shepherds Bush Empire early 00s. I’m a huge fan of her records and it obviously shows a glutton for punishment for her live shows. Hoping for a good one tomorrow.
You Are Free and Sun are her favourite albums for me; both brilliant albums. The Greatest and The Covers Record are good but I just didn’t seem to connect with those two albums despite the huge praise for both from reviewers.
Have a great gig if you’re seeing her soon. If you haven’t heard of her, try this song. One of my favourites and a relatively early one.