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Dinah Thorpe 

Lullabies & Wake-Up Calls (Independent)


Not averse to cadging a lyric here or going on a rant there, Dinah Thorpe keeps it fresh and flowing on her third album. Anyone who remembers Meryn Cadell, another Toronto singer-talker a generation ago, will be familiar with such an issue-driven approach. Rob Ford, Stephen Harper and pushy motorists get Thorpe's attention, the opposite of love. "Surely it destroys our hearts," Thorpe croons in "Prospect," referring to technology dependence and city noise. She raps on ads in schools, military spending and purse dogs in "Time to Try." The backing is minimal keyboard and beats. This torch singer burns to open your social awareness, maybe with a laugh.

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