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If Songs Could Be Held

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Since You've Been Around
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Pretty Dress
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Loose Ends
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It Don't Matter to the Sun
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Guess It May
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Let It Be Me
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Clear as a Bell
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Say What You Want
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Times Goes Away
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Death Came and Got Me
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Tomorrow
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 39:54

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Beautiful songs

daoidekini

Don't talk too much, just listen. This says more than 1000 words.I really love it

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Gently beautiful!

songbern

I'm honored to be the first reviewer of this album. It is so beautiful. Download them all! You won't be sorry. Thank you emusic for letting me know about this album.

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Interview: Rosie Thomas

By Laura Leebove, Managing Editor

"So much for love, I guess I've been wronged/ But it's all right, 'cause I'm movin' on," begins "Wedding Day," a song from Rosie Thomas's 2001 debut When We Were Small. She sings about packing up her car with cassette tapes and taking an adventure on her own. Heartbreak was also the root of 2006's These Friends of Mine, a collection of songs spontaneously recorded when Thomas escaped toNew York to spend time with her… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Rosie Thomas has once again succeeded in producing the most accessible record ever to bear the SubPop insignia. The Seattle-based singer/songwriter’s 2002 and 2003 releases for the label were studies in introspective D.I.Y. simplicity, relying on the artists’ fragile but expressive voice multi-tracked over winsome pianos, guitars, and xylophones. On her third offering, the equally introspective If Songs Could Be Held, Thomas has crafted a set of songs that wouldn’t sound out of place spilling from the ceiling of an extremely popular coffeehouse chain. Armed with amorous string sections, lazy electric piano, and acoustic guitar, If Songs Could Be Held is like a rainy summer afternoon in a bottle. Thomas’ voice can be a thing of wonder, especially when she allows it to navigate a melody rather than recite it — both the austere “Clear as a Bell” and the captivating “Pretty Dress” are peerless examples. While her lyrics are relentless in their wistful self-absorption and romantic second-guessing, the role of the confessional singer/songwriter is aptly fulfilled, resulting in a lovely collection of Sunday morning melancholy that’s as gentle as it is weary. – James Christopher Monger

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