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Betty's Garden

Michèle Bachmann fronts Anshelle, who has a distinct style on this album. It's a passionate, heartfelt rock with great lyrics and melodies.

"Crossroads" reminds me of the brilliant, underrated Rainbirds, with Bachmann's voice beautiful and expressive to a driving beat. "Turn On" has a powerful message of holding on to hope no matter how hard it is. Anshelle gets to the point well. "Betty" is a lovely song with a poignant piano passage, and some of Bachmann's most beautiful singing. "Secret Garden" is another strong song, Bachmann's vocals set against an acoustic backing. The band works well in this setting too. Anshelle's new album really is a treasurer and they deserve a large audience.

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