(31 January 2004)
Melanie Doane's new album,
You Are What You Love, has an
explosive pop/rock sound
that captures the listener. This talented
Canadian singer brings tremendous energy
to her music and lyrics, and you can't seem to
stop humming along to the catchy tunes.
Her background of growing up in an environment
filled with musical instruments is
reflected in her appealing CD. She learned to
play and mastered the piano, bass,
mandolin, guitar and violin while growing up in
She first came on the music scene in 1993
with Harvest Train, and then
in 1996. Melanie continued with her successful
musical recordings with Adam's Rib in
1999. She continues to thrill her fans with her
Melanie's music ranges from her pop/rock
upbeat tunes in "As I Am" and "Wilma or a
Betty Man" to the soft, dulcet tones of
"Way Past Blue." Her vocals soar with emotional
depth, strong lyrics, and flowing instrumentals.
The gentle melodies continue with the
striking "First Love." The guitar accompaniment
elicits the tenderness felt in this
The great tracks continue with upbeat
"You Are What You Love." This song is a fun-filled
exploration of the joyful things in life that Melanie
expresses so well with her clear
tones and expressiveness. "You Do The Math"
continues with the catchy melodies, bouncy beats
and toe tapping tunes. "Mayor of Melonville" brings
out the fabulous violin instrumentals
and a strong Celtic flavor that is joyful to the ears.
Melanie's dynamic, melodic ballad,
"Here I Am," defines her power of the music.
Expressive lyrics and stunning vocals make this
album addictive. Melanie Doane hooks you with
her refreshing vocals and dynamite melodies.
Melanie's diversity is expressed throughout the CD and
you want to listen to it again and again.--Audrey Elliot in New York