Sunday, December 14, 2014

Laura Cole Dirty Cheat CD Review

Sweet Escape is the first track on Cole’s latest, Dirty Cheat; the track is able to take on the overall sound and styles of the fifties with a much more contemporary and current set of vocals; this trend continues with Cole’s next two tracks, Darlin’ Sweetheart and Death Row. The blues-infused style of Cole during this effort is absolutely effecting and will be remembered by listeners long after the album has ceased to spin. There is considerable momentum that is created with the first triad of tracks that dovetails nicely with the disc’s clean-up effort, The Only One. The Only One has Cole’s vocals stretch out luxuriously over the track, with a very close and cozy instrumentation that does a tremendous job in establishing a mid-sixties feel to the track. The production of The Only One virtually ensures that this stellar song is pick up for radio rotation; Cole’s vocals are able to take these earlier styles, blend them together with country and rock, and create something that is wholly unique and works admirably in 2014.


Week There One Day is a sultry, strongly-sang composition that is pushed to an entirely new plateau with a sharp and on-point instrumentation. The two distinct elements combine to make for a hooky composition that has considerable legs – listeners will be able to spin this composition multiple timers just to hear the delightful interplay between the vocals and the rest of the backing band.

Make sure to pick up a copy of Dirty Cheat and visit Cole’s website for samples of her music and for the latest in information about this alluring and fun singer.

Top Tracks: Sweet Escape, Week There One Day

Rating: 8.4/10

Laura Cole Dirty Cheat CD Review / 2014 Self / 9 Tracks /