Praise for Brooke Axtell's Music
GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE: "Axtell, is a creator of "progressive rock poetry" whose work drips with passion and true artistry. Her voice is strong and vibrant, reminiscent of Fiona Apple's, while her dramatic performance style reminds me of the passion of Janis Joplin."
MUSIC MAGAZINE: "Her voice is strong, enchanting and effortlessly moves up and down the scale without a hitch. Brooke has MTV potential: She has the pipes, the look and the mysterious, angst-ridden lyrics. She could squeeze easily into the ranks of such alt-rock stars as Ani Defranco, Alanis Morrissette, Tori Amos, etc. You don't care who's backing her up, because she is clearly the one deserving of the spotlight. "Paper Doll" is a commentary on the state of women in America, and seems to be a tug-of-war between two factions: the woman who has found her voice, and the woman who is abused by men. Perhaps the most marketable cut is "You Don't Know Me Now," a rhythmic, catchy cut about a woman who has found inner strength: "You don't know me now/and you would kill to know how/I found my voice/I found my high/You take your path/I'll take the sky." The most haunting song, however, is "Pretty Girls Should," about child sexual abuse: "She went to the doctor for her pain/ He gave her a medicine called shame/She was 9 years old/Now who's to blame?/Put your panties on child and walk away/Try and be good today." Brooke shows poetic sophistication and a dark or, perhaps more accurately, critical view of the world around her. She's on the right track, and her success is probably just a matter of timing."