The pulsing rhythms on Fists of Violets' titular track are enough to make you acknowledge that Sarah Alden is, indeed, one of a kind.
Even without the liner notes (you mean you don't read those?), Alden's respect for her source material is obvious. While one could find a comparison to Regina Spektor's lyrical playfulness and "gypsy" influences, Alden's got more substance and two feet planted firmly on the ground. (That's not a knock on Spektor -- I'm just saying that Alden's more earthy.) In all honesty, I owe you all an apology for not getting this review out sooner.
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