Nicky Holland - Nicky Holland (1992/2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Nicky Holland - Nicky Holland (1992/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Nicky Holland - Nicky Holland (1992/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 46:28 minutes | 538 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Nicky Holland's "debut" album - titled, uncannily, "Nicky Holland" - is her first, but it comes after 10 years of working on virtually everybody else's. Holland is among pop's most flexible hired hands. Tears for Fears, Lloyd Cole, Cyndi Lauper, Oleta Adams, Ryuichi Sakamoto… they've all called her in to arrange strings, or assist with a tune, or sing backing vocals, or set up orchestral parts, or play some piano. She's an all-purpose musical troubleshooter. If you're David Byrne, and you need some folk songs from the Bahamas transcribed, then Nicky Holland is your woman.

On her eponymous debut, Nicky Holland performs U.K. flavored smooth pop in a similar vein to the music of Sade, Basia, and Swing Out Sister. This is one of those releases that is very enjoyable to listen to, but the material doesn't stick with the listener. Holland has an adequate voice and the production and musicianship are fine, but the music is not memorable. A sign of a great album is that it haunts the listener between listens, which compels them to return for more listens. This is not a great album; but for those in-the-moment listens, it's good.


01 - Prelude
02 - Ladykiller
03 - Tongue-Tied and Twisted
04 - Colouring Blue
05 - Independence Days
06 - This Town
07 - Box of Rain
08 - Face of the Moon
09 - Running Around Again
10 - The Night We Never Met
11 - On the Stairs

Analyzed: Nicky Holland / Sense and Sensuality

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.72 dB -12.99 dB 3:29 01-Paperchase
DR7 -0.72 dB -10.22 dB 4:30 02-Nobody's Girl
DR10 -0.72 dB -13.99 dB 5:28 03-Dear Ingrid
DR9 -0.72 dB -10.95 dB 4:21 04-In a Broken Dream
DR9 -0.72 dB -11.85 dB 4:18 05-Nothing
DR8 -0.71 dB -11.00 dB 4:53 06-Falling Water
DR10 -0.72 dB -14.67 dB 4:15 07-New York Inside My Head
DR7 -0.71 dB -9.79 dB 3:56 08-Cry to Me
DR11 -0.72 dB -14.33 dB 4:51 09-Hat Full of Stars
DR8 -0.71 dB -11.50 dB 3:27 10-Lay Down
DR11 -0.72 dB -16.03 dB 4:40 11-John's First Wedding

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3884 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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