Sunday, October 7, 2012

Review - Fight Like A Girl

I know Emilie Autumn's latest album Fight Like A Girl has been out since late July, but I only got it a few weeks ago, as I was waiting for it to come out on iTunes to be able to listen to it. It was released on this platform at the end of September, and I have been listening to it for the past couple of weeks, so here are my thoughts.
Overall I enjoy the album, and was glad that I kept in mind that this is meant to be the soundtrack for the musical based on her book, the Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls. It isn't like the last album Opheliac, though some songs do remind me of this with their more "industrial" sort of style. Many though you can tell are more showtuney. I usually don't care for musicals, but the songs on this album I like for the most part.
I haven't read the book ( I intend to) but I do have a general idea of the story and can see how the songs can fit the tale.



Fight Like A Girl - one of my favorites. It has been out for a while, so it's the track I'm most familiar with. It has an Opheliac sound and is probably the most danceable track on the album.

Time For Tea - I didn't care for this one at first, but the more I listened the more I enjoyed it. It goes with the story but is heavier than some of the more cabaret like pieces.

Four O'Clock Reprise/What Will I Remember - This intro piece and song slow things down and make me think of something from Les Mis.

Take The Pill - Another heavier song on the album, and one of my favorites.

Girls Girls Girls - this one is very cabaret. It's a fun criticism on Victorian attitudes towers women and mental illness. I often get this song in my head and sing "They're hot! They're nuts! They're suicidal!" Much to my BF's amusement.

I Don't Understand - a soft song, very pretty.

We Want Them Young - a darker song, but again I enjoy it.

If I Burn - Another one that is a little Opheliacish, and I quite like it.




Scavenger - this is sung from the point of view of the villain. I'm not overly keen on this one, but it may grow on me.

Gaslight - A prettier number, more romantic.

The Key - this song has more of a narrative feel and moves forward the action during the climax of the plot.

He'll is Empty - A short piece, again moving the narrative forward.

Gaslight Reprise - A gentle instrumental number.

Goodnight Sweet Ladies - a nice slower song, again with a theatrical feel.

Start Another Story - this is another one that makes me think of Les Mis. It's very pretty and soft.

One Foot In Front of the Other - a nice wrap up, mid tempo number.



What are your thoughts on the new album?

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't actually listened to the whole album yet. But I saw her show here in Sweden, and liked it a lot. I have read the book though and I highly recommend it.

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