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Suzanne Vega - Beauty Crime torrent
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Suzanne Vega\'s seventh album is intended as a loving testimony to her hometown, New York. Urban and cultural references thicken the atmosphere: The record opens with a tale of a New York Graffiti artist on West End Avenue and rambles through Ludlow Street, where Vega\'s deceased brother used to live, to the 27th floor of a skyscraper. Bettie Page and Edith Wharton appear, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner passionately fight and Olivia Goldsmith (a writer on natural beauty) lies under anesthesia on an operating table. References to 9/11 abound ("smoke and ash still rising to the sky" in New York as a Woman and there is "the dust and the dirt and destruction" of Angel\'s Doorway). However, crime isn\'t allowed to crush the atmosphere of love and nostalgia here.rnrnAlthough her music has long lacked the bite and edge of the 1985 album that made her famous, favouring instead the unfailingly polite style that she has developed since, her voice is as warm as ever. Shafts of her songwriting brilliance shine through: Ludlow Street is "painted in nicotine"; "words / like darling and angel and dear / crowd my mouth / in a path to your ear" on Bound; and Edith Wharton\'s Figurines talks of "finances and fears / her face and what it\'s worth to her / in the passing of the years".rnrnIn spite of Vega saying she pushed herself out of her comfort zone in the making of the record (she does sing higher than usual), her sound does remain a touch too run-of-the-mill. The twin dangers of Suzanne Vega\'s music - excessive solipsism and an overly safe production style - can still be heard here. In the middle, where the New York concept is abandoned in favour of tracks which teeter on the tightrope of personal sentimentality (As You Are Now, addressed to her teenage daughter), or which throb with out-of-place beat programming (Unbound), the album does sag a little. In interviews Vega has said that she intended to make a modern classic with \'Beauty & Crime\'. This album falls short of that, but her faithful following and fans of coffee-shop literateness won\'t be disappointed.