“To Survive” rakes in the Best Of’s ‘08
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PRESS LOVES JOAN!
“Joan is Carole King in a little black dress, Burt Bacharach with balls and Lou Reed without the mean streak, all rolled into one.”
Paste Magazine- Editors Pick
On To Survive, her second release under the moniker Joan As Police Woman, she casts the same torchy, seductive, chamber-pop spell that made her debut “Real Life” such a pleasure, only doing it even more effectively this time.
Under The Radar:
Despite a few lapses into the conventional, Wasser has crafted the deepest and most profound album of her career.
“Joan As Police Woman are in this for the long haul.”
“For her second album, she flexes more ambition, and the results are rewarding”
Drowned In Sound:
“’To America’ comes across very much a modern take on West Side Story replete with fine vocal performances from its central pair, sweeping strings and ebullient brass, it’s a jubilant finale”
“Voice and piano are to the fore, but Wasser’s orchestrations pulse and ebb like living things.”
“To Survive, however, ignites enough fireworks of its own”
NY Daily News:
“The singer shows her secret strength in the risks she took in her performance, and in the reach of her compositions. She shares those qualities with Antony, Newsome and Buckley. All of them hold nothing back when they perform. But when Wasser lets go, she does so with a sound all her own.”
“Joan as Police Woman, creates dizzying, jazz-steeped rock music.”
Even if you haven’t heard Joan As Police Woman” Wasser, chances are you have listened to records she’s appeared on. On her spare second solo album, her many former colleagues and influences are present, particularly Antony and the Johnsons. But this is her record and it is Wasser’s lone, tender voice that cossets tracks such as the wrenching title song, “To Be Loved,” and its emotional doppelganger, “To Be Lonely.” Recalling the more rueful sides of Feist, Roberta Flack, and a smidgen of Cat Power, To Survive is not an album for the noonday sun. But, oh, night never felt so sweet.
“Loaded with guitar, violin and keyboard infused torch songs that channel Heart’s Dreamboat Annie one moment and Nina Simone the next.”
World Wide Press LOVE for Joan!
Q Magazine – 4/5 stars
The Independent – 4 stars
The Guardian – 4 stars
The Observer – 4 stars
NME – 8 out of 10
Check Out Joan As Police Woman’s “To Be Loved” Video Here
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