Box of Troubles
Reviewed by: Jen Levins
Danielle Miraglia is clearly rooted in traditional American music. She plays a little too clean for the blues but a little too gritty for country. Her steady beats hearken to early work songs, but bits of ragtime are woven into her arrangements. Despite diverse influences, Miraglia’s style is consistent throughout the album. Each song is expertly performed. Unfortunately, Box of Troubles crescendos in the second track, “Loud Talker”, and doesn’t build back up to the same level of energy. Miraglia never quite makes it to the dark place her album’s name implies, but she offers a solid alternative to the vast sea of broken-hearted female songwriters.