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Anywhere I Lay My Head

Released on 19 May 2008

Artist: Scarlett Johansson

3.0 out of 5 (5 customer reviews) | Write a review

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  1. Fawn
  2. Town With No Cheer
  3. Falling Down
  4. Anywhere I Lay My Head
  5. Fannin' Street
  6. Song for Jo
  7. Green Grass
  8. I Wish I Was in New Orleans
  9. I Don't Want to Grow Up
  10. No One Knows I'm Gone
  11. Who Are You?

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 Average rating (5 reviews)

 Loved it - surprised me!

| | See all toxina90's reviews (162)

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Very sceptical about this, she certainly looks great and from what I've seen is a good actress, but nothing special yet.
I was very interested in this album because most of the songs are covers of Tom Wait's various songs, and I'm a fan of him so I thought well Scarlett you have a lot to prove.
I actually loved it, a pleasant, just beautiful album full of high quality folk music, penned by Waits. Scarlett also has a nice voice, it didn't blow me away personally, but she can sing.
I was delighted when I heard David Bowie appear on 'Fannin Street' and 'Falling Down', he certainly boosts the album, another brilliant artist.
As much as I liked the album and was impressed by Scarlett, I think whether you like it much depends on your taste. Thought provoking and deep lyrics might be too much for some, nevertheless I highly recommend it, there is little to disappoint here in my opinion.
Please next time Scarlett, after the success of this one, write your own album :-)!

 Brilliant Album

| | See all SpazmonkeY's reviews (15)

Its interesting, most actresses who become singers are crap, however Scarlett Johannson is different, she has a great voice and this CD is a brilliant listen. Highly reccomended!


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It is a very creative album, it is a beautiful album once given a chance. The production values on this album are perfect and are what gives this album a nice eerie feel to it. While, all the songs flow well together too. For most people I can see it being a grower album.

1. Fawn - A very ambitious instrumental track with a lovely score. It quietly starts off with this very funeral inspired sound on the piano and then it leads into this big band feel. It is a nice listenable track for an instrumental track.


2. Town With No Cheer - The production on this track gives the song its edge. I wonder what era you could place this song, maybe early 90's. Scarlett doesen't have an amazing voice but in this song it blends in so well with the track it doesen't really matter. She knows the right tone and pitch to sing the song and in the end this song comes across as magnificent.


3. Falling Down - Whether this should have been the lead single for the album is questionable? The album in my oppinon shouldn't even have singles. It is a good song there is no doubt about it but it just drags an awful lot. Even the elegant instrumental music cannot cover this up. Scarlett's voice is once again perfect with the song but we're only 3 songs in and its starting to get a bit weary.


4. Anwhere I Lay My Head - Well as you know this is the title track of the album and the album starts to pick up some pace. Scarlett sounds like a very masculine "Gabrielle" in this song, but either way its brilliantly sung once again. This songs instrumental is wonderful with some beats added in for good measure.


5. Fannin' Street - This song certainly fits well in the 80's. The production is great once again with the drum beats really fitting brilliantly with Scarlett's voice. This is a catchy song, and the added vocals from David Bowie add some extra fun to the song. It's a catchy song which you would sing a long to even if you didn't know the words. Though having said that its not too catchy.


6. Song For Jo - The only original song on the album and it fits perfectly with the others due to the amazing instrumental score in it. However, it does feel like a bit of a filler song and feels like there isnt much to it.


7. Green Grass - By this stage the album begins to seem a little repetitive. This isn't a bad song, I mean its beautifuly sung by Scarlett and has a nice Bjork/Enya feel to it this song. It's a shame this song sounds like the others because on its own its perfect.


8. I Wish I Was In New Orleans - I get this christmassy feel to this song. It sounds very Norah Jones influenced. This is the most beautifuly sung song on the album. It has some peaceful and melodic tunes. Not so sure about this song.


9. I Don't Want To Grow Up - If Blondie & Madonna(in the 80's) were to create a song it would sound something like this and by far it is the best track on the album. It is catchy, with some "Like A Virgin" style beats. The production is at its best


10. No One Knows I'm Gone - The album has really started to pick up. This time it sounds like Imogen Heap & U2 have got together and made a song. Scarlett really sounds effortless when she sings and it sounds simply beautiful. For a 2 minute song its wonderful and doesen't drag.


11. Who Are You - A nice enough ending to the album. Scarlett sounding a bit scarily like Annie Lennox on this track.


As said earlier, it is a very creative album. I know for a fact not many people will enjoy it purely because of its dated sound but for its sound alone it makes it an amazing album.

Overall: 4.5/5

 Is She For Real???

| | See all uncleitchy's reviews (16)

I cannot think of anything positive to say about this poor attempt at Music. The tunes are instantly forgettable, there is no melody and Scarlet couldn't carry a tune, even if it were in a paper bag. There are so many artists out there far more worthy of your hard earned cash. Disregard this pitiful effort and Scarlet - please just stick to acting!


| | See all rjinblack1977's reviews (5)

I was sceptical initially when I heard about this album but curiosity got the better of me and I gave it a listen and was very pleasantly surprised! It reminds me of the stuff Brian Wilson did for American Spring - very heavily Spector influenced sound with untrained girly vocals. A delight!

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