Lyrics: 4.4/ 5.0 - Production: 4.1/5.0 - Overall Score: 4.3/5.0
Review by Reesh - Get at me on Twitter - @MrReesh
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Vocals are wow. I know wow isn’t quite an adjective, but is this is my article so I’m gonna use it as one. With a cashmere falsetto, voluptuous vibrato, and amazing vocal strength her voice is simply a pleasure to listen to at all times within Exhibit A, a five song teaser which entices a lust for more. Lyrically she also impresses, with solid songwriting free of cheesy lines or cringe moments. Even her delivery is on point, with her remix of Destiny’s Child’s Independent Women Part 1 and Drake’s Miss Me being particularly delightful, especially as Miss Me was one of those songs I really glossed over on Thank Me Later. But that’s one of the things you really love about Leanne – she loves to sing, she does it with immense passion and she uses that passion to create an excitement and unique feel which you simply can’t ignore.
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In regards to production there’s nothing really noteworthy either, with most songs having a simple acoustic and drum backing with the exception of Barriers’ encompassing, warming synths. But while there’s nothing that you can really get up and ‘shek ya batty’ to, the mixtape isn’t designed for that. It’s easy listening you can sing along to, whether that be in the shower, the car, or while looking into the sky while wondering if that planet made of Krispy Kremes actually exists. Yes I brought that back, I know I’m not the only one that thinks it does damn it.
In the trial of Leanne Robinson’s musical career, I Judge Reesh examining Exhibit A look forward to hearing Exhibit B, and give a ruling of guilty on five counts of producing quality music – see what I did there, “trial”, “judge”, “Exhibit B”, hah I knew I’d get a decent joke for the blog by watching reruns of Suits. Do yourself a favour guys and guyesses, stop wondering what the hell it is that Harvey and Donna do with that can opener for a minute and download this wonderful mixtape here.
In case you missed that, I said you can download it here.
My top 3:
1) Drake vs Destiny's Child Medley
2) Last Love
3) Taking It Back
Leanne on Twitter: @LeanneRMusic
You can also download the mixtape via the soundcloud player below, but note that this is LinkupTV's Soundcloud - Leanne’s actual Soundcloud is here.