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Album Review

Lili Añel: Better Days

Read "Better Days" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Singer-songwriter Lili Añel and Better Days sound cut straight out of the northeast US. It's more than the geographic location of Añel's birth (Spanish Harlem, “El Barrio," in New York) or where she was raised (South Bronx), and it's more than where she has based her career (Philadelphia, PA). It's in the sound and attitude of her music. The songs on Better Days address real situations in Añel's own life and in others with an emotional directness straight from that ...

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Album Review

Lili Añel: Another Place, Another Time

Read "Another Place, Another Time" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Lili Añel, one of Philadelphia's premier singer-songwriters, plays and sings with a lifetime's worth of emotion through the six songs on her 2017 EP Another Place, Another Time. Coming twenty years after her recorded debut, and her first release since 2013, Another Place plays on many of Añel's own heartstrings but also resonates with the listener's. “I wanted to do something different and overall this CD is a lot more sparse than some of my other recordings," Añel explained in ...

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Album Review

Lili Añel: I Can See Bliss From Here

Read "I Can See Bliss From Here" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


With I Can See Bliss From Here, singer-songwriter Lili Añel presents a set of personal songs that deeply touch the listener's ear, mind and soul, and bring to mind the confessional yet universal genius of such songwriters as Tracy Chapman, Phoebe Snow and Roberta Flack--they really are that well-written. “These are the songs I want to put out to the world at this time," she says simply. “It's what I wrote. They reflect where I am right now."

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Lili Añel: Finding Bliss by Climbing the Wall

Read "Lili Añel: Finding Bliss by Climbing the Wall" reviewed by Belinda Ware


In defining the concept of good music, it goes without saying that it is subjective to the listener's taste both in styles and personal preferences. When the weekend arrives, it is common to see people heading out to catch a live music show in New York, jny: Philadelphia, and other cities across America that are popular artist havens. Some of the most interesting original music can be heard while walking on the boulevard passing by a small café ...


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