Holmsten, Moa / Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythms
Album: Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythms   Collection:General
Artist:Holmsten, Moa   Added:Nov 2015
Label:Fill In The Blank Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-11-08 Pull Date: 2016-01-10
Week Ending: Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 27 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 23, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 20, 2015)
Soul Driver
4. Dec 25, 2015: Meow
Lift Me Up
2. Jan 06, 2016: Home on the Range
The River, Dancing In The Dark, Highway 29
5. Dec 20, 2015: Music Casserole
Soul Driver
3. Dec 30, 2015: EXCALABUR
Streets Of Fire
6. Dec 06, 2015: Meow
State Trooper

Album Review
jessica rylan
Reviewed 2015-11-02
Swedish singer covering Bruce Springsteen. Holmsten’s vocal range is amazing - both in the range of timbres she can produce, and the styles she covers. The songs run the gammut of styles. A few of the songs are awful, but the good ones really stick with you. The conceit of “woman singing love songs about a woman” doesn’t always work, but there’s something illuminating (and perhaps shocking) hearing Springsteen’s lyrics in such a clear and spare setting.

FCC Clean. Faves: 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 6?, 12

1. Highway 29 - A chance sexual encounter, a murder, a very spare musical setting
2. Dancing in the Dark - the 80’s/psuedo-darkwave setting is great, until the sax solo ruins it
3. The River - acoustic guitar and brushed snare, Americana,
4. Sad Eyes - Piano and double-tracked high-pitched vocals, sounds like it was recorded in Brooklyn
5. Badlands - Awful Amy Winehouse wannabe yuck
6. Born to Run - very slow, precious, with a backing chorus, I can’t tell whether it works?
7. Soul Driver - Beautiful, raspy vocals right up front over quiet plucked guitar and violin. Excellent.
8. State Trooper - Sounds like Suicide?!?!
9. Lift Me up - slowed-down early 60’s girl group except it’s male backing vocals, then gets hipster jammy.
10. We take care of our own - Sounds the most like an actual Bruce Springsteen song. Driving, builds, anthemic
11. Incident on 57th St - Painful shrieking, recorded “live in a room” except then the room changes, I really dislike this one
12. Streets of Fire - Muted, sotto voce, treble all the way down kind of like early Cat Power
13. Tougher than the rest - Electronic drums that sound like a Casio keyboard preset, very 80’s
14. You’re Missing - Affected “little girl” vocals effected with some distortion, maybe a banjo in the background? Iffy

Track Listing
1. Highway 29   8. State Trooper
2. Dancing In The Dark   9. Lift Me Up
3. The River   10. We Take Care Of Our Own
4. Sad Eyes   11. Incident On 57th Street
5. Badlands   12. Streets Of Fire
6. Born To Run   13. Tougher Than The Rest
7. Soul Driver   14. You're Missing