27 is a collection of six emotionally revealing compositions, lending deftly poetic insight into the heart of a woman's passion. Singer Jennifer Pagano leads this lo-fi band and does so with a stunning vocal quality unlike many other singers of her generation. You would probably have to reach back to the days of Ethel Waters and Etta James to understand the roots of Ms. Pagano's stylings, although throaty singers Stevie Nicks and PJ Harvey may be the closest contemporaries by comparison. With a substantial assist by Dave McMahon's lyrics and capable instrumental skill, 27 becomes a pleasing and original sonic display of feeling expressed through sound, pop tunes decorated with blues/folk textures and personal revelations. It isn't often that an unsigned music act manages to produce such fine music. But with gusty songs like "Eternally" and "Fever," New Jersey's he fashioned Love has done just that.
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AllMusic Review by Roxanne Blanford