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4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

chattigre ,

Evocative, sublime, wonderful...

Ivy is one of those bands that, once you've heard their music, you find yourself scratching your head in wonder as to why they're not HUGE superstars and everyone knows their complete repertoire. The best way I can describe what their music is capable of is its capacity to precisely capture a sense of longing - but a very specific longing - where places like the seaside, the ocean, pastoral nature, act as metaphorical stand-ins for meaningful human connection. An artist friend of mine once said that poetry knows only two subjects: love and loss. The same can be said for many of Ivy's best, most hypnotic and transcendental tracks. "Undertow" and "Edge of the Ocean" are nearly as perfect as you can get to a definition (or explanation) of why music at its best uniquely captures human longing, whatever the object sought may turn out to be. Ivy is one if those bands you both want to keep as a secret out of sheer selfishness, but also tell ALL your friends (or, hell, strangers alike as well) about because you just know they'll love it as much as you do. And if they don't, they're clearing suffering from some deep character flaws of some sort where longing, desire, and the very human desire to desire at all just to feel alive, is lacking in their psyche for whatever reason and are therefore objects to be pitied. But for the rest of us who love this music, we can very gratefully count ourselves among the lucky few who've managed to re-discover this gem of a band and their rare and clearly hard-wired connection to what great lyrical music is all about.

EtherLegacy ,

懐かしい!

I loved Ivy when I was in high school and remembered her music again when I was watching Roswell recently. I have since lost her CD over the years but thankfully iTunes has her music so I can buy it again which is awesome.

She's great and I totally recommend her!

Tom boy with makeup ,

Ivy long distance

I have had this since it was released. Don't know where or why I bought it.
This is very sexy, soft, and consistent. I'll catch up now. This is a BEAUTIFUL TRIP I
Won't miss anymore..!!

Nancy Andrews
WON'T MISS NOW..!!

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