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CD REVIEW: TOBY – Nobody Told Me

| 23 October 2015 | Reply

CD REVIEW: TOBY – Nobody Told Me
MGM Distribution
September 2015
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
7/10

Toby - Nobody Told Me

West Australian singer-songwriter Toby boasts a powerful voice that rings with hint of Melissa Etheridge or, at times, Toni Childs, but with more rootsy, earthy grit, and she complements it well with a knack for writing great, catchy melodies.

Nobody Told Me is an enjoyable listen from start to finish, with a couple of obvious standouts in Don’t Go’s perfect guitar pop, and Good Old Days, which boasts a clever lyric, ‘welcome back to the good old days’ and a Russian-polka-vibe. Its unusual melody ensures it makes a beeline straight to the memory banks.

The album finishes with a curio: a slow version of Don’t Go, which highlights what a change in arrangement can do. Where the former is jaunty fun, this take is a slow burn that showcases Toby’s vocals well, though she chose the better one to feature earlier on in the running order.

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