"The Other Way" CD
Genres: singer / songwriter, indie rock, adult alternative
PO Box 6155
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
April 6 - 13 2002
|Lisa Hogan, an independent musician from New Jersey,
has crafted an enjoyable collection of adult pop songs on "The Other Way." The
title-track is the best song here; it's a great, catchy song with a distinct Celtic
overtone. It is standard, yet enjoyable, and features a nice Sarah Mclaughlin-esque melody
and voice. Although it isn't exactly my thing, I can appreciate it anyway. "I Don't
Think" is another good piece; it's a touching, clichéd song about love that is kept
together by Hogan's impeccable songwriting talent.
Other tracks like "I Say
Nothing" and "Lost" further display Hogan's enjoyable, mature musical style
that poses genres like celtic, country, and jazz on top of the predominant pop stylings.
Hogan is certainly a talented singer and songwriter, and this album exemplifies her gifts
nicely. Although the songs are a bit unoriginal, they are still stylized to some extent.
With her talent and potential, I can't imagine how great Lisa's future works will be.