Genre: Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Country

Sounds like: Tori Amos, Suzanne Vega, Sara McLaughlin, Paula Cole 

The Good Signature sound, very consistent 

The Bad None

The Ugly None

The Band 4 out of 5

The Music 4 out of 5

The Songs 5 out of 5

The Vibe 5 out of 5

The Production 5 out of 5

The Verdict 5 out of 5







The Artist I recently checked out the latest release from singer/songwriter Heather O'Neill  entitled Feminist Manifesto released in 2011. O'Neill is based out of Seattle, WA and this is her third album thus far.


The band O'Neill brings to the table some impressive players. I would say this band clearly possesses above average playing and she possesses above average writing and signing abilities. You will find many impressive chops and eloquent playing styles presented along the way. Timing is spot on within the genera. O'Neilll holds her own remarkably on vocals and definitely brings the whole thing together. The music possesses a very marketable Rhythm and Blues flair dabbling a bit in Americana, Pop and Rock. Some pieces even cross the line into Pop and Power Pop. All in all great music to eat a Sunday morning brunch to. Music is timeless, very passionate, emotional and easy to groove. Will remind you of classic Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Tori Amos come to mind. The songs Simply put - all songs are well rounded with amazing highs and powerful lows. There’s nothing like a good musical production to fill your sonic space,  this is definitely one of them. Simply put, very much like life itself this CD personifies the human experience, with music that are 100% honest, pure and genuine. The production professional grade from start to finish with crystal clear recording quality. There's not many songs you can listen to time and time again. The good Rock Solid overall and remarkably consistent, well rounded musical production. Honorable mentions go out to the remarkable vocal presence of Heather O'Neill and her band. The bad Nothing to report. The ugly Nothing to report. 


The verdict Feminist Manifesto by the Heather O'Neill is an impressive collection of music. She is a marquee talent, has experience and her X-Factor is off the charts. What is X-Factor - the magic within and this latest release showcases an infectious musical personality that shines with a rare brilliance comparable to a priceless gem. It clearly sets a standard within this marketable genre and the more you listen to it, the more it reveals itself to you. Folks who want a catchy and slamming R&B sound will love this release. It's quite marketable in that respect as well. Just hit play and see where this musical journey takes you. The Bottom Line This CD is comparable to a fine bottle of wine. Every now and then it's an absolute pleasure to indulge one self into.

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic





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