i feel vienna has lost her mojo. last album was disappointing. bring back the piano.  I totally agree with you on that. The reason why I fell in love with Vienna in the first place, was the piano. She composes masterpieces.
I was a bit 'shocked' at first, hearing so much 'happiness' and electronics. My most beloved albums of her are the first two, with the beautiful lyrics and warm atmosphere. It's a good album though, and perhaps a logical step after Inland Territory. Still there are quieter moments. Of course she still sings brilliantly, and perhaps this is a way to reach a wider audience.
Wow...after four years, Aims lives up to my hopes and then some. Some might find it a bit too pop/electronic/HAPPY, but it's a direction I'm delighted to see her go. And "Never Look Away" brings the joy even more than "Stray Italian Greyhound" did, which I wasn't sure was even possible.
Ну... после первого прослушивания я, честно говоря, немного в шоке. Ооочень странно слышать от Виенны такие песни. На мой взгляд, очень попсовый альбом получился, напоминает некоторые работы Нелли Фуртадо. Разумеется, Виенна имеет право на творческие эксперименты, но я всё-таки поклонница именно её фортепьянного творчества. Вокал - как всегда на высоте. Для себя выделила In the 99 (стопроцентный хит, припев цепляет намертво, напеваю третий час), The Hymn of Acxiom (очень красивое акапелльное пение) ну и Never Look Away ещё.
Before I joined lastfm I loved the music of Kate, Tori and Sarah. Vienna is without the shadow of a doubt the most impressive musical experience lastfm gave me. I can't believe she's now coming to Germany and I will see her for the First time performing live ! One of the greatest female voices. Hopefully many people will buy her music and listen, listen, listen !
Would be great if you could have a listen to Reyna´s album "Purity" which is full of awesome piano ballads, partly with cello and female vocals. http://www.lastfm.de/music/Reyna/Purity/Without+You or visit the website www.reyna-music.com
Thanks for listening!