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Vicki Cicala

If this is a real record — meaning it didn't come as a free gift with my flare jeans purchase from Wet Seal in 1995 — then it's rather alarming that someone would make something like this in 2010. This EP is filled with brain-jarring cliché after flippant cliché, beyond-formulaic songs about love and the heartache that comes with the desire to be set free by love. Worse, the clichés aren't even relevant: "My Beloved" is like an Evanescence track left on the studio floor a decade ago, complete with forlorn whines from a telephone receiver, the softened jut-jutting of what has to be a "metal guitar" loop in Garageband, and the literal tick-tock sound of a clock before Cicala sings "Tick-tock from the clock reminds me that you're gone." If you're wondering why women are still fighting an uphill battle to be taken seriously as artists, look no further.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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