Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Pop, Country

Sounds like: Shania Twain, Carol King, Wynona Judd

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


JULY 2011 





The Artist I recently checked out the latest release from singer/songwriter Michelle Krell entitled Concrete Scrapbook released in 2011. Krell is based out of Los Angeles.


The band Krell brings to the table some impressive players. I would say this band clearly possesses above average playing & she possesses above average writing abilities. You will find many impressive chops & eloquent playing styles presented along the way. Timing is spot on within the genera. Krell holds her own remarkably on vocals & definitely brings the whole thing together. The music possesses a very marketable Rhythm & Blues flair dabbling a bit in Americana Country. Some pieces even cross the line into Pop & Power Pop. All in all great music to eat a Sunday morning brunch to. Music is timeless, very passionate, emotional & Easy to grove to & will remind you of classic Carol King, Wynona Judd, Shania Twain come to mind. The songs Simply put - all songs are well rounded with amazing highs & 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 & genuine. The production professional grade from start to finish with crystal clear recording quality. There's not many songs you can listen to time & time again. The good Overall & remarkably consistent, well rounded musical production. Honorable mentions go out to the remarkable vocal presence of Michelle Krell & her band. The bad Nothing to report. The ugly Nothing to report. 


The verdict Concrete Scrapbook by the Michelle Krell is an impressive collection of music. She is a marquee talent & her musical personality shines with a rare brilliance comparable to a priceless gem. It clearly sets a standard within this marketable genre & the more you listen to it, the more it will reveal itself to you. Folks who want a catchy & slamming R&B sound will love this release. It's quite marketable in that respect as well. Just hit play & see where this musical journey takes you. The Bottom Line This CD is comparable to a fine bottle of wine. Every now & then it's an absolute pleasure.

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic





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