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    Mon, 21 May 2012 09:32:03

    Haley Reinhart "Listen Up!" Album Review — 4 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    On her debut album, Listen Up!, Haley Reinhart stands out as both soulful and sweet.

    Nodding to a classic sound with a modern feistiness, the American Idol season ten finalist adds an elegance to 21st century pop. The '50s-style horns on "Oh My!" match her "come hither" lyrics seamlessly, while B.o.B's fiery verse lights up the bridge. Most impressively, Reinhart's pipes sound utterly divine on the first single "Free" as she croons blues lines like, "This tug of war can't go on can't go on anymore". She's also got a timeless vocal prowess that makes for unforgettable moments on the sugary tambourine stomp of "Wonderland". At the same, time the singer is intimately exposed on "Undone" and "Liar".

    It doesn't matter whether she's missing a lost lover or calling out the wrong one, that voice remains robust. She'll lift you off the ground with it on the closer "Walking on Heaven."

    Start listening now because Haley Reinhart has made one of the best debuts of 2012, and she might just help revive a little old soul in the process.

    Rick Florino
    05.21.12


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