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"...close your eyes while listening to this CD that offers a surprising interpretation of Leonard Cohen as you would never have imagined? A great success... A real cry of love and a moving tribute." (translated from French)
                                                                               - SM (France), Le Cri du Coyote (Nov 01, 2011)
 
“["Strange Song" is in fact a rock with noisy distortion, dirty guitar riffs and relentless energy of Nadia's voice. Her pure throat sometimes reminiscent of singers like PJ Harvey and Bjork. She is a steamroller that nothing and no one stops. You love it or you hate it. Unfortunately the euphoria only lasts 35 minutes.] (translated from Dutch to English)”
" Nadia sounds, on this album at least, like a powerful presence who will do things her way or not at all...A brave album then but one that works extremely well and leaves you wanting more…what more could we ask for?"
 
“A singer of tremendous range and power, Kazmi also has winning interpretive instincts...Kazmi is up to the task and Strange Song is a convincing effort loaded with intensity and urgency.”
Alex Green, Caught in the Carousel (Jul 12, 2011)

"...she also bears out her versatility as a vocalist, affecting both subtlety and raw power with unassuming confidence... With considered, well-crafted lines of imagery and metaphors, Kazmi evokes a rare sense of emotional purpose that makes her music all the more compelling."

“Clean and clear, Kazmi’s voice cuts across my heart as I listen to Arrival. Her en- ergy comes at me with the playing of each new soul- filled song on her ten track album. ... Classic and bold, her voice seems to come from a different century. ”
- Caitlin Snider, Elmira Independent (Apr 09, 2010)

“✭✭✭✭✭ Calgary native releases enchanting debut album. A singer-songwriter from Calgary now living in Brooklyn, New York, Nadia Kazmi showcases her powerful vocals on her debut album, Arrival. Nadia sings as if each lyric comes straight from her heart. From her melancholic whispers in Julian to frenzied rock temper tantrums in Tyranny of the Heart and touching on genres from blues to techno, Arrival goes beyond the bounds of ordinary music. TIFFANY’S FAVE TRACK: Julian”

“The title track instantly reminded me of the 70’s musical Hair; especially the glorious, feel good, sing-along chorus. Meanwhile, “Tyranny Of The Heart”could have been plucked right out of the original Shaft soundtrack. Overall, Arrival is a solid debut that really showcases Nadia’s lyrical prowess and her taste for a universal soul/rock sound.”
Jason Gladu, Pop Journalism (Apr 26, 2010)

“...[A] unique blend of genres complimenting her strong vocals...[H]er lyrics have a message and are interesting. ...[s]he still gives her music a unique spin.... a lot of promise on this debut and it should only lead to more great music in the future.”

“9.5-out-of-10 You might want to etch the name Nadia in your musical memory, because this gal has the stuff to break big.”

“...[A] collection of indie-rock soul songs that will move you — some physically, some emotionally. This album makes me want to slip on a cocktail dress, dig out those killer heels, and sip back a glass of Chateau Margaux. In other words, it's the auditory definition of classy.”
“Nadia is a Canadian born singer/songwriter with a penchant for metaphoric lyrics and eclectic musical influences. Her influences of rock, soul and folk are evident on her debut album Arrival from the Beatles-esque Julian to the soulful pop of Arrival and the bluesy depth of the Blues Always Bleed Red. Her live show is a ruckus energetic version of the album.”
Music Think Tank (Mar 19, 2010)

“Calgary born, Singer/songwriter, Nadia Kazmi’s recent release “Arrival” includes a variety of moods, insightful lyrics, telling stories, and an edge that puts me in mind of a mix between Sam Brown (Stop, 1989) and a more melodic Yoko Ono from Double Fantasy. Track three, Julian, is haunting and very pretty. Kazmi is interesting, new, and certainly different. Visit www.nadiakazmi.com for further info. * * * * *”
Roxanne Delage, Cornwall Seaway News (Mar 10, 2010)

“[E]njoyed the blues feel the Vocalist Nadia Kazmi has a smooth sound that is strong and versatile. Her voice changes to fit the mood but continues a full soulful, sweet, and silky sound. [t]hose slower tracks strike me as city summer driving tunes. So take listen. ”
Nic/Fraser Wareham, Moose Jaw Times (Feb 16, 2010)

"Never failing with her unique storylines, Kazmi leaves the listener questioning what is to come next. Songs like “Mother” have a classic, ageless feel, almost as if they belong in another era."
Annie Reuter, You Sing I Write (Aug 24, 2009)

“Songs like Mother, are nicely written...[n]ot a stereotypical track you might expect from a pop-rock female artist. Tyranny of the Heart gets raw, more rock. Nadia unleashes her chords...She has the promise to be another Canadian gold mine. RATING: 4.5 of 5 stars”
Ross Christopher, Awaken Music (Jul 27, 2009)

“Nadia . . .is bringing something refreshing and new to the music industry with her mix of pop, rock and soul. Nadia is also giving her fans some of the most soulful lyrics, great hooks, and interesting sounds that will have them begging for more. ”