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Simply Nothing by Shawn McDonald

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Chart, Album, Airplay, Recommended, Top Rated
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
High-quality debut from US folk/soul/hip-hop prodigy.

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  1. 1. Take My Hand
  2. 2. Gravity
  3. 3. Hold On
  4. 4. Simply Nothing
  5. 5. Beautiful
  6. 6. Don't Walk Away
  7. 7. All I Need
  8. 8. Take This Life
  9. 9. Have You Ever
  10. 10. Here I Am
  11. 11. Yahweh
  12. 12. Open Me
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Reviewed by Sue Rann

This doesn't sound like a debut! Shawn McDonald melds effortlessly between singing and rapping like an un-vocoded Craig David, or a slightly more gravelly Bedingfield (Daniel, not Natasha!). The setup here is acoustic guitar and one voice, backing is subtle but interesting, and the production style and electronic touches along with the light soul/hip-hop edge give the whole thing real crossover appeal. "Gravity" was released in the US as a single and it's the most instantly grabbing track here. Lyrics throughout are thoughtful and open. Shawn McDonald is not just good to listen to; he's worth listening to.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 10806
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow SPD96869R
Release Date: 03 Sep 2004

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For more information about Shawn McDonald, check the Shawn McDonald Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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