Tuesday, 8 September 2009

CD : Anda อันดา - volume 4

Anda's 4th album for RS (we worked that out from the cunningly cryptic title). I have resisted Anda up until now, some of her songs seemed fine but... well they didn't blow me away. However with her 4th album i decided to give the girl with a hippy look a try and i am glad i did. Anda has a good voice though more on the rock/pop end of the spectrum than what you would call lukthung.

"Job (mai) bor-ri-boon" starts us off and is a prime example of RS rock edged lukthung. It has a nice chorus with a pop hook and some nice guitar. It is a bit hard to distinguish Anda from some of her peer singers like Bew though on this song. "Yorm" adds some keyboards and harmonica and does stand out a bit more with it's sparser backing and more overtly country feel. However things do pick up before long and the song ends up a nice juicy country rock track.

"Jer ter nai pub" is one of the stand-out tracks. A powerful country rock ballad with a big chorus. Anda's clipped vocals easily a match for the backing. Proof that a singer can actually sing is when a robust backing doesn't drown her out, Anda definitely can sing. Up until now things have been a bit one paced but "Dek barn barn" picks things up and is a good faster song, its also more lukthung than anything we've had up until now but still with the warm country rock feel. Anda is better at the rock ballads though and "Fai klang fon" takes us back there. So up until now Anda didn't blow me away... up until now. This is a really good album. It is a very good RS female artist album too so you can probably get some idea of what it sounds like already. But when done as well as this you don't care.

Rating : 8.9/10

Favourite songs : Job (mai) bor-ri-boon, Jer ter nai pub, Fai klang fon

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