{CLOSED} Malea McGuinness CD Review & {Giveaway #14} - 2 winners!

I received a copy of Malea McGuinness' new album, Close As Air, to review. I must say, I was quite impressed since I didn't really expect much from an artist I had never heard of. She has an amazing voice and reminds me of Karen Carpenter for some reason (When I was growing up we used to listen to the Carpenters cassette on the way home from school when my mom picked us up, and we just loved singing along!) But her music sounds more like Sheryl Crow mixed with Sarah McLachlan or something along those lines.  (This quote says it best: "Malea McGuinness' music is a powerful blend of folk and rock with a mid-90's brand of pop-sensibility" - Music Connection)

Malea McGuinness is a singer-songwriter-musician with a great voice and a wide range of different musical styles. Her new album includes everything from rock songs, pop, r&b, orchestral, and even a song that has a country-blues twinge. She truly is a unique performer, and her current single Spinning is being played on national radio. Malea is even touring with Shawn Colvin.
 
What I like best about Malea is that the songs are her own words and her own experiences. She writes music that people can relate to, which I think is very important especially in this era where it's commonplace for artists to sing songs they neither wrote nor performed any instruments for. Malea's album is very uplifting and I've enjoyed listening to it at work and in the car. My favorite song so far is the same title as the album, Close as Air. It is so upbeat and catchy, and I especially love the words.


My Opinion
Close as Air is an album that I will listen to often. It is easy to listen to, catchy, and meaningful. Malea is very talented and I think we'll hear more of her in the future!
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Buy It: You can purchase Malea's album Close as Air on Itunes or Amazon.

Win It: Enter here to win a copy of Close as Air 
(2 winners will be chosen!)

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 Contest Details: Giveaway will end on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 11:59 pm (CT). Winner will be drawn randomly via number generator Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new one is drawn. Prize will be shipped to winner by me.

Disclaimer: I was given Close as Air free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own experiences with the product. Individual results may vary. No other compensation was given.

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