Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Album Review: Viveca Hawkins: Chips

Viveca Hawkins

I like The Memorials. Hell I love The Memorials. I think their debut album is one the best of the year. When I say one of the best I don't mean one of the best debut albums I mean of the best albums period of the year. Viveca Hawkins is the lead singer of The Memorials so I expect a lot.

It doesn't disappoint. I don't really know why, but I really dig this album. She sounds a lot like Erykah Badu on Baduizm, but not quite. Hawkins shows her influences but makes her sound her own. Furthermore, it's interesting to hear her vocal style as pure funky R&B. The Memorials is a great rock album, but while keeping her core vocal style Hawkins managed to make Chips a good R&B album.

You can listen to and purchase her album on bandcamp.

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