October 30, 2008

Ingrid Michaelson: Be OK

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Ingrid Michaelson’s newest album, Be OK, is more than “OK.” It’s awesome. Hits “Be OK” and “The Way I Am” are feel good and light. Ingrid’s voice is beautiful and she hardly seems to be making a conscious effort in her high vocals, making them all the more impressive, such as those in “Oh What A Day.” Instruments in the background vary among tracks and Ingrid’s lyrics are poetic and charming, keeping the large amount of tracks that are on the slower side from being anything but boring. Her renditions of “Over The Rainbow” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” make you forget that she is not the original singer of these classics. The only disappointment: Ingrid gives some guy a turn to sing with her in “You And I.” The parts where they sing together (and are accompanied by stomps and clapping) are upbeat and creatively crafted, but next time, hopefully Ingrid won’t be so generous with her spotlight.