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Kalliopi

Around the World CD Single

Review by Gary Hill

This single showcases an artist with a lot of talent. It would be nice to hear a longer disc from Kalliopi. She has a great voice and seems to have a fairly wide range in terms of her musical landscape. All three songs here are quite good and all three are very different.

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Track by Track Review
Around the World
This is a fun rocker that’s quite a bit like The Runaways. To a lesser degree you can hear echoes of Runaway Joan Jett’s music. The vocals remind me a bit of the B-52’s.
Naked
This is a bit more stripped down – particularly on the verses. It feels a bit like Garbage, but that’s only a minor reference. Perhaps a closer bet would be one of the more modern female performers out there like Kelly Clarkson. Still, that’s only so close.

Fire and Sea
This has a dramatic and rather dark ballad approach that feels like something from one of the European female fronted epic metal bands. This is without question the best track on the disc.
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