Ill Ease

Live at the Holiday Sin

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File this under: incredibly boring music. One-woman act Ill Ease (Elizabeth Sharp) has pages of press clippings that include raves for her past albums from Magnet, Pulse, Punk Planet, Alternative Press, and CMJ Weekly. But this should be of little interest to anyone, except perhaps those who dig extremely repetitive, droning indie-pop. Almost nothing happens here. Sharp whispers her vocals so that they can barely be heard and sounds like an six-year-old playing with an answering machine. Some of the beats are OK and the xylophone is fine, but the songs merely repeat themselves over and over like a broken record, possibly producing nausea in some listeners. Also, strike a few more points away from Sharp for recording this in a motel room (it sounds like it) and titling the record Live at the Holiday Sin. Lame.

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