Sophie Hunger: Sophie Hunger 

The U.S. debut of Swiss songstress and multi-instrumentalist Sophie Hunger is a compilation of her albums Monday’s Ghost (2008) and 1983 (2010), which were critically acclaimed and sold more than 200,000 copies. Singing mostly in English, but also in French, Swiss Alemanic dialect, and German, Hunger is an unpredictable mix of indie pop, grungy folk, and artsy rock that never loses its melodic sense, even at her most experimental. The compilation is well balanced and representative of her sound, and even though she has been compared to Björk, her voice mostly reminisces Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) and Cat Power. The collection is full of dynamite songs, but one stands out: the amazing “Sophie Hunger Blues,” where she does a dead-on Dylan impression (complete with re-workings of some of Dylan’s famous lines) while accompanying herself on guitar. “‘I’ll let you be part of my dream if I can be part of yours…’ Bob Dylan said that,” she sings. “I’ll let you be part of my dream if I can be part of your … realiteeeeeeeeeeeee!’ I said that.” I say: Let her in. Stream the album at sophiehunger1.bandcamp.com.


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