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lisahall - Is This Real? Album
lisahall - Is This Real? Album
Performer: lisahall
Title: Is This Real?
Label: Reprise Records
Country: US
Released: 1998
Style: Trip Hop, Synth-pop, Indie Rock
Cat: 2-46934-AB
Rating: 4.9/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1112 mb | MP3 size: 2079 mb | WMA size: 1496 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop

1All I Am3:10
2It Takes A Little More3:10
3The Sign4:15
4I Know I Can Do It3:19
5Connection 173:52
6Is This Real?4:54
10Don't Want To Talk About It4:06


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WPCR-2109lisahall Is This Real? ‎(CD, Album)Reprise RecordsWPCR-2109Japan1998
CDW 46934lisahall Is This Real? ‎(CD, Album)Reprise RecordsCDW 46934Canada1998
9 46934-2lisahall Is This Real? ‎(CD, Album)Reprise Records9 46934-2US1998
WPCR-2109lisahall Is This Real? ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Reprise RecordsWPCR-2109Japan1998
9362-46934-2Lisa Hall Is This Real ‎(CD, Album)Reprise Records9362-46934-2France1998


  • Co-producerNip Heeley (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 10), Paul Hopkinson (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 10), Steve Ludlam (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • EngineerJohn Travis (tracks: 5, 7, 9), Paul Hopkinson (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 10), Steve Ludlam (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • Engineer [Assistant]Doug Trantow
  • Engineer [Mix]John Travis
  • Mastered BySteve Marcussen
  • Mixed ByDavid Kahne
  • ProducerDavid Kahne
  • VocalsLisa Hall


CD Advance Promotion Only Not For Sale printed on the disc.

Comments (1)
This album is an unfortunate confluence of trip-hop, late nineties alt rock and dimensionless bubble gum pop. I think I got this as a promo working for Media Play in the late 90s. It has a Portishead-y lite feeling to it, on at least a few tracks, and the lead singer kind of sounds like the Cardigan's vocalists, but less charming and with mostly meaningless lyrical content. One of the songs sounds like the Cocteau Twins for maybe a few seconds. The first track is kind of interesting for how drastic the music shifts between sub-genres and vibes, and momentarily reminded me of an artless, humorless Mr. Bungle. This also sounds like a grab bag of sort-of sound-alike productions that could function in late 90s trailers for teen movies or commercials. One of the songs made it into the feature film Practical Magic, I Have Read. There are moments of pop-song success in some of the transitions to choruses, and maybe from bridges also, really I don't know my grasp of musical theory, vocab and structure is tenuous but honestly those bits would probably be better off in other songs. I feel like this is a maybe extremely unfair target for a review, since who even bought this album, even in the 90s when this would have had been marketed by a major label and wouldn't have seemed so weird to exist. "Chocolate" is a completely vacant cribbed Portishead song, and maybe ripped off the string section from Bjork's Play Dead. I can't even tell who made this music, it's just the vocalist and a long list of producers, all of whom have produced this record to sound as if it exists only inside a computer from the late 90s. Who played the keyboard strings? Who played the pro-tools? I just listened to this whole album almost.