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Lauren O'Brien
Inconsequential Dream
Self-released

Lauren O'Brien makes intriguing spoken-word music with a rock backing on this album. "Color Code" states 'The colors in our code system seem to keep switching on me' with great sensitivity. The backing is almost grunge with O'Brien spitting the words out aided by vocal distortion that suits the song.

The title track sees her tracing themes of darkness and looking at them soberly. It's both funny and a bit scary. "I'm Sorry" contrasts acoustic guitar with a cutting wit and a strong rhythm. O'Brien's sarcastic delivery is right on the money. "To Let Someone" sees her singing of acceptance for a former lover's new partner. It's delivered with sincerity and a hopeful outlook.

O'Brien's album is a brave and unusual achievement.

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