Soulless Sophie Milman

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Was enjoying Sophie Milman’s concert Live in Montreal this morning (had been so excited to get this from Netflix, I had to order it twice when the first was sent damaged), when an odd thing occurred. I suddenly didn’t like it any more.

Took me a moment to figure it out, which I did when I left the room and listened for a few minutes.

Sophie Milman is beautiful and cool to watch. But she sings in an oddly flat, emotionless way. Compared to other singers — hell, even a pop star like Christina Aquilera — she seems strangely quiescent and soulless. Leaving the room allowed me to concentrate on her voice. It was listless, emotionless, as if she were simply mouthing the syllables and had no idea what the sounds meant. Sounded like she was an actress who had learned a foreign language phonetically for a part, but had no idea what she was saying. Milman seems to have no emotional attachment to the music.

Sad, but true.

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I know, that’s mean. I hate being mean to any woman. They’re all so sweet and wonderful. Sigh.

C’est la vie. Maybe it’s just spring fever. Maybe I’m just in a bad mood. Maybe I should forget about it. At least she is beautiful and the band played great.

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