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    Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:56:28

    Breanne Düren “Sparks” Review — 5 out of 5 stars - Breanne Düren makes a modern summer pop masterpiece with "Sparks", ARTISTdirect.com editor and "Dolor" author tells why in this exclusive review...

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    On Sparks, Breanne Düren's voice will lift you to outer space and back.

    You’ll know her lilting hum from Owl City gems like "The Saltwater Room," however you'll fall in love with her from the first strains of Sparks opener "Gold Mine." A faint bass thump rises with a hand-clap as Düren's croon immediately enchants, entrances, and engages. Her soulful chorus is wrapped in Gospel bombast as the airy production builds the soundscape behind her. The hook hits the heavens and remains unforgettable. "No One Else" is a gorgeous little love song that sees Düren channeling the sunnier side of Fiona Apple yet she does it with a much warmer smile.

    Orchestral swells propel "Catapult," while Düren urges a trip outside that you can't help but follow her on. There's a sweet pop core to "Daydreams" that has "rom-com soundtrack" written all over it. You could practically picture Jennifer Aniston running towards Bradley Cooper in some high stakes scene with this playing. Sparks culminates on "Summer Days," a dreamy ethereal finale complete with strings. It's a poetic climax to these five tunes, and it'll make you instantly long for not only "Summer" but more from Düren.

    Sparks is inviting, incomparable, and infectious pop that's as magical as it is magnificent. This is the perfect summer pop album, and an even more perfect introduction to Düren. Sparks may fly as soon as you hear it.

    Rick Florino
    04.26.11


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