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Reviewed by Margaret Moser, February 18, 2011, Music

Arielle Nicole

This One's for You

Arielle Nicole's heart-on-her-sleeve renderings carry the distinctive weight of first songs, with elements of weary innocence and the familiar musings of an artist reaching for meaning within her craft ("Wednesday Blues," "Sink or Swim"). By turns tentative and guileless, This One's full of charm thanks to the New Mexico transplant's wispy vocals that evoke tenderness for her youthful experiences. When her young heart gets royally stomped, her songs will bear the scars. **

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