The Adventures of Jodelle

Label
Jodelle Music
Release date
19 Oct 2004
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
39:25

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Stick Figure 3:40 509
2 Shrinking Violet 4:14 72
3 Once In A Blue Moon 3:22 79
4 All Save One free download 3:27 227
5 Messenger 4:09 635
6 Rabbit Cage 4:39 285
7 Happy Song 4:11 621
8 Parachute 4:24 226
9 Damage Done 3:13 157
10 Particle 4:06 311

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Review of The Adventures of Jodelle by Alex Henderson for All Music Guide (allmusic.com)

Every once in a while, one comes across an album in which the artwork and the musical content are like night and day; The Adventures of Jodelle is that type of album. Judging from the cute, playful art work — Jodelle is depicted in a ’60s-like espionage/spy thriller getup that recalls the era of James Bond movies, Get Smart, and The Avengers — one would expect the New Jersey-based singer/songwriter to provide something fun and frivolous. Perhaps some dance-pop or Europop; perhaps something on the goofier side of punk. But it turns out that The Adventures of Jodelle (her first full-length album) is a very serious-minded, introspective, and often melancholy adult alternative effort that draws on influences ranging from Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and Sarah McLachlan to late-period Beatles. Jodelle, however, isn’t as abstract as Amos (although she also plays the piano quite well), and she tends to be more robust than the subtle McLachlan (both in terms of her soaring vocals and her melodies). While comparisons to those singer/songwriters are all well and good, Jodelle is clearly her own person — and she brings an impressive sense of pop/rock craftsmanship to highly personal, brooding items like Happy Song (which definitely isn’t a happy song), All Save One, Shrinking Violet and Damage Done.

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