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Boo Hoo

Voltaire is the assumed name of a singer and comic writer who has made his third album. Voltaire turns his attention to the subject of lost love. Musically he's a bit mellower than on his first record The Devil's Bris. The music retains its Celtic influences and odd old world charm though. Voltaire's voice has never sounded richer of more seductive.

The album goes from the bitter "See You in Hell" to the sad "Where's the Girl". Then there's the funny swipe at the goth scene in the marvellous "The Vampire Club". A merry sea shanty in style with lines like "There was so much angst after the fight / Vlad and Akasha broke up that night".

He also covers Tori Amos and Björk in a very inspired fashion. The Tori cover "Caught a Lite Sneeze" is lushly orchestrated and has a superb vocal performance. The loungey "About a Girl" is another highlight on this bitterly amusing and brilliant album.

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