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V The Volcanic


Download links and information about V The Volcanic by Kristeenyoung. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 27:29 minutes.

Artist: Kristeenyoung
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 7
Duration: 27:29
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No. Title Length
1. Fantastic Failure 3:31
2. V the Volcanic 3:29
3. I'll Get You Back 3:20
4. Why Can't It Be Me? 3:47
5. Now I'm Invisible 3:14
6. The Devil Made Me 5:47
7. Imitation of Life 4:21



Kristeen Young's 2011 seven-track EP, V the Volcanic, is — like X, her 2004 release inspired by the Ten Commandments — a concept album, this time predicated on Young's appreciation of classic movies. Each song is inspired by a character from one of seven different films: It's a Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Little Big Man, Blade Runner, Imitation of Life, and Cleopatra. Without simply rehashing film scenes, the lyrics are written about or from the perspectives of often supporting characters. The title track, for instance, is about Violet Bick from It's a Wonderful Life and honors Violet while paying homage to women of note who withstood disapproval to defy the status quo. Standout "I'll Get You Back," based on the Angry Apple Tree from The Wizard of Oz, features a rhyming-letter device ("Got your mouth on my F-R-U-I-T/Just one bite gets you G-O-I-N-G") that is delightful in its context — who doesn't like the Angry Apple Tree? Musically, the song is catchy and flamboyant with distorted club beats and vocal leaps that show off Young's tremendous range. The record was produced and mixed by studio master and multi-release collaborator Tony Visconti, who also plays bass and guitar on the album. He seems to appreciate and honor what separates Young from the female alternative rock singer/songwriter/keyboardist crowd. The entire record, while including styles as diverse as dramatic keyboard rock ballad ("Imitation of Life") and funk (the title track), is aggressively percussive, with electronic effects and an emphasized low end that reinforce Young's audacious keyboard style and Lene Lovich-meets-opera vocal brand. Fourteen years after her debut, Young's assertive sound continues to be an acquired taste, but for those who take interest, V the Volcanic verifies that she remains a distinctive and compelling artist.