Lexie - Is It Time?

Published Saturday 21st October 2006
Lexie - Is It Time?
Lexie - Is It Time?

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20200-11528
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £8.00

Reviewed by Jeremy Chalmers

'Is It Time?' is the second release from the Worcester -based singer/songwriter Lexie Stobie. Whereas the previous album 'Keys Of The Kingdom' was a more acoustic sounding record, this album has the benefit of a full band. There is a refreshing variety of sound and genre across this recording with some songs having a strong gospel streak, for example "All Of My Days", mixed with songs that suit the quiet times of reflection like "Garden Of Gethsemane", as well as your up beat, ever so slightly funky yet Celtic sounding "Christ Is Risen". Most songs on this album are written by the acoustic guitarist Bill Scriven who incidentally does very well in bringing some nice, technical sounding acoustic guitar to the overall sound. Lexie, although of a young age, manages to bring vocals that seem to speak of years beyond hers. However you can tell she has had a lot of influence from singers including Joss Stone and Leann Rimes. Given her young age, there are areas where I am sure she will grow in, areas such as control confidence and a sense of identity as a singer. One of my favourites of this album is Lexie's version of Delirious?' "Majesty". It's difficult to cover a song by Delirious? successfully, however Lexie's vocals do add a very beautiful touch to this original classic. It is worth keeping an eye on Lexie.

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Reader Comments

Posted by strawberrysal @ 22:12 on Feb 3 2010

this is very ancient now

Posted by Clive in Dubai - land of shifting sands @ 10:58 on Nov 8 2006

The song that takes it for me is 'All Of My Days'. I challenge anyone to listen to it and not dance around the room! A great 60s feel to it, conjuring up images of Martha and the Vandellas or Diana Ross and The Supremes. The Blues track - "Mud On The Road" - brings to mind Robert Johnson's classic "Hellhound On My Trail". Powerful lyrics in the last verse that stop the Blues from staying blue. We've got Rock, Gospel and Country as well - a plethora of musical styles. She and the band seem to be so versatile, I wonder how long it will be before the name Lexie turns into Flexie? :)

Posted by B. Burnett in Worcester @ 22:24 on Nov 6 2006

Excellent work here Lexie, great album. Was at the live launch and it was brilliant!! This album really shows a lot of comparison to your first album. Mud On the Road is a great track, already got me playing my guitar along with it, hehe. Keep up the good work ma dear, ben x

Posted by margaret in cornwall @ 09:07 on Nov 5 2006

I just want to say Lexie continues to be amazing, in every way,
Love you loads xx FGM xx with greetings from Cornwall xxx

Posted by clive in Worcester @ 04:15 on Oct 30 2006

A truly uplifting cd.If you're feeling down, then the opening two tracks will lift you immediately. They may also cause you to drive too fast so be careful!!!
Well done to the whole band. Very tight playing combined with the voice of an angel. Great drum and Bass sound.

Posted by abbie the great!! in the good old shire of worceste @ 15:07 on Oct 27 2006

sexy lex has done it agen! love ur cd. the launch was amazin n u rly wouldnt thnk u were a 16 year old from listenin to your music. for a starters how many 16 yr olds (other than myself lol!) hav 2 cds...thts pretty impressive!! your goin a long way my frend. dont forget me when ur famous n a billionaire...i mite need charity from you!
i love u loads! well done n im sorry i couldnt make it to westminster. hope your not to embarrased by this stupid comment!
talk soon. god bless ya my love!!!!!!!!!!!
mwah xxxx

Posted by Jane and Andrew in Winterbourne Down @ 10:50 on Oct 10 2006

Lexie just gets better and better (as does Bill!) and we congratulate her on a fine CD. We are sure it will gain the success it deserves and set a real challenge for CD no. 3!!
We wish Lexie every success in the Chorister of the Year Competition.

Posted by Joan and Barry in Hallow Worcestershire @ 18:05 on Oct 8 2006

"Deep, meaningful and full of God - pure Lexie and a pleasure to listen to

Our favourites are Garden of Gethsemene and Jesus is Calling - touching places in our hearts we didnt know we had!

Posted by Rachel Chapman in worcester @ 17:07 on Oct 7 2006

lexie's cd is amazing! she is only 16 and this is her second album!! i think its great and i love listening to it!! oh and gud luk fot ht chorister of the year!! im sure u'll b amazing and i hope im there to hear you! i love you and ur music!!

Posted by Paul in Worcester @ 21:45 on Oct 6 2006

What an achievevement - to have produced two CD's before you are sixteen is incredible - but 'Is it time' shows such a change in gear from 'The Keys of the Kingdom'. The range of songs, the change in style matched by your passion to praise God in real worship is appealing to a much wider audience - I really like 'Mud on the Road' and 'Lead me to the Rock'. The vocals are more mature, and matched with the sound made by the band produces a brilliant sound...we wish you well for the Chorister of the Year Competition.

Paul and Ruth

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