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Rock - Released December 11, 2018 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

After having written songs for Rihanna, Cher, Christina Aguilera and the Backstreet Boys, Laura Pergolizzi, aka LP, started her career as a solo artist in 2001 and has now released her fifth album. It’s an expert mix of nicely balanced rock, spunky electro pop and powerful soul, but this time, LP is confiding in us. In a more intimate style, her singing is less epic and overpowering than on her previous albums and is more heartfelt and the result is truthfully quite compelling, especially on the hit Recovery. You can tell that Heart to Mouth serves as an emotional outlet for LP, like therapy after a recent, painful breakup. By exposing herself in this way, the Italian-American woman endows her pop with a strength that wasn’t there before. Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 5, 2017 | Vagrant Records

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Pop - Released June 3, 2014 | Warner Bros.

If Forever for Now, the first album by modern singer/songwriter LP, sounds a bit too assured for a debut, there's a reason for that: like many overnight sensations, LP has paid her share of dues. Some of those dues came in quite prominent places, particularly Rihanna's 2011 single "Cheers (Drink to That)," which LP co-wrote, but she had been writing and recording independently for nearly a decade prior, a long history that can be felt in the craft of Forever for Now but never once heard among its 12 songs. Far from sounding like the fussy work of a professional songwriter, there's a sharp, stylish gleam to the very sound of Forever for Now, a combination of LP's savvy pop sensibility and the cool commercial instincts of Rob Cavallo, a producer best known for his work with Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, and My Chemical Romance. Cavallo is a good fit for LP, for he accentuates and accessorizes the contours of her songs without diluting the eccentricities. He gives her plenty of space to roam, allowing her to soar as high as a skyscraper on "Tokyo Sunrise" and "Salvation," but also knows when to keep things intimate, as on the haunting coda of the title track. What distinguishes LP is when she ties these two extremes together with dramatic flair, as she does in the showpiece "Into the Wild," a song that starts hushed but soon explodes. When she's in full flight on "Into the Wild," LP can vocally resemble Neko Case, a comparison that is somewhat misleading; LP may share a taste for melodrama and powerful lungs like Case, but she's not an Americana artist, no matter how heavily she adheres to the tradition of auteur singer/songwriters. What makes LP and Forever for Now compelling is how she brings that distinctive individual stamp into commercial pop; she's part of a tradition but beholden to her times, not the past. As such, she draws upon anyone from Case and Rihanna to Lady Gaga and Patti Smith, turning Forever for Now into a bracing, distinctive debut that's also a statement of purpose. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Pop - Released January 26, 2018 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

If Forever for Now, the first album by modern singer/songwriter LP, sounds a bit too assured for a debut, there's a reason for that: like many overnight sensations, LP has paid her share of dues. Some of those dues came in quite prominent places, particularly Rihanna's 2011 single "Cheers (Drink to That)," which LP co-wrote, but she had been writing and recording independently for nearly a decade prior, a long history that can be felt in the craft of Forever for Now but never once heard among its 12 songs. Far from sounding like the fussy work of a professional songwriter, there's a sharp, stylish gleam to the very sound of Forever for Now, a combination of LP's savvy pop sensibility and the cool commercial instincts of Rob Cavallo, a producer best known for his work with Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, and My Chemical Romance. Cavallo is a good fit for LP, for he accentuates and accessorizes the contours of her songs without diluting the eccentricities. He gives her plenty of space to roam, allowing her to soar as high as a skyscraper on "Tokyo Sunrise" and "Salvation," but also knows when to keep things intimate, as on the haunting coda of the title track. What distinguishes LP is when she ties these two extremes together with dramatic flair, as she does in the showpiece "Into the Wild," a song that starts hushed but soon explodes. When she's in full flight on "Into the Wild," LP can vocally resemble Neko Case, a comparison that is somewhat misleading; LP may share a taste for melodrama and powerful lungs like Case, but she's not an Americana artist, no matter how heavily she adheres to the tradition of auteur singer/songwriters. What makes LP and Forever for Now compelling is how she brings that distinctive individual stamp into commercial pop; she's part of a tradition but beholden to her times, not the past. As such, she draws upon anyone from Case and Rihanna to Lady Gaga and Patti Smith, turning Forever for Now into a bracing, distinctive debut that's also a statement of purpose. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Rock - Released January 21, 2013 | Lp

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Alternative & Indie - Released August 17, 2018 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Pop/Rock - Released July 24, 2001 | eOne Music

LP is a young post-suburban New York woman who grew up with a head full of rock dreams that she's been trying her entire life to fulfill. Enter Cracker's David Lowery. Lowery caught LP's former band tearing it up in a club in New York and invited them to tour with Cracker, finally brining her on board as a backing vocalist and then building a band around her to record this debut album. Lowery, who's everywhere on this thing, took on this project after finishing the Counting Crows' This Desert Life. LP's debut, Heart-Shaped Scar, is a roaring, snotty, bratty, bad-ass pop/rock record full of killer riffs, crunching guitars, and LP's voice, which is equal parts Maggie Bell, Pat Benatar, and Robert Plant ground like glass through a deep Rolling Stones, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, blues-rock, and biker sensibility. The set opens with "Perfect," a three-chord riff punched through the deck with a huge kick drum sound, balanced with LP's howling rain throat, singing some love and lust paean to a piece of sexy white trash. It gets followed with "Love Somebody," a forlorn "I'm leavin' you, babe" tune with huge, distorted guitars and no high end except for the vocal. It's all sludge though it's LP's version of a power ballad. The title track's got just enough of a hook to make it to the radio, even with its spit-in-your-face attitude, and would make a great music video number. "Follow Me Down" is the true kicker in the set with its crashing, weaving slide guitars, Led Zeppelin III production feel, and LP's soaring vocal. Her grit is two inches deep, her passion a mile wide, and her heat scalds. From "Kiss It All Goodbye" to the end is the more laid-back side of the record, with lots of acoustic guitars and mandolins. But with the drums Lowery sticks at the center of the mix and LP's completely rock & roll delivery, the tempos don't really matter, it's all rock. Heart-Shaped Scar is American rock & roll that's saturated with a soul that's rarely encountered anymore. The lyrics aren't awesome, but they're better than most. And besides, it's a debut; her voice is unique enough to carry her for an album or two -- if doing such a thing before maturing is something remotely possible in our culture. Recommended for those who remember how let it rock and miss it. ~ Thom Jurek
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Pop - Released April 24, 2012 | Warner Bros.

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New York-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Laura Pergolizzi (LP) wisely opens this live EP with her signature track "Into the Wild." Most listeners will recognize the song's soaring chorus ("Somebody left the gate open"), which was used quite effectively in a 2011/2012 Citibank television commercial that resulted in a gold rush of internet hits for the critically successful yet relatively unknown ukulele-playing writer of hits for the likes of Heidi Montag, Rihanna, and Christina Aguilera. Pergolizzi keeps up the momentum going throughout Into the Wild: Live at Eastwest Studios' five selections, hitting her stride on the gorgeous "Tokyo Sunrise," and bringing things to a typically melodic and satisfying end with the sweeping "Someday." ~ James Christopher Monger
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Alternative & Indie - Released October 11, 2018 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Alternative & Indie - Released August 25, 2017 | Vagrant Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2017 | Vagrant Records

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Pop - Released May 29, 2012 | Warner Bros.

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 1, 2017 | Vagrant Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released December 3, 2018 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Pop - Released March 28, 2014 | Warner Bros.

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Techno - Released April 27, 2018 | iM Electronica

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Rap - Released November 29, 2018 | NeuesGold

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Pop - Released February 24, 2012 | Warner Bros.

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Miscellaneous - Released July 23, 2018 | NeuesGold

Electro - Released January 1, 2002 | Moonshine Music

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