Another piece of 'smart pop' from TT following on from 'A Piece Of What You Need'. Like his previous album some people may see 'Bella' as another step in the 'easy listening' direction. Yes, it is an easy accessible album, one listen and you'll be whistling the songs in the bath but, it is much more than that. Teddy Thompson has evidenced great vocal flexibility interspersing his lovely strong rich tone with glimpses of smooth falsetto, just listen to the track 'Home'. Rufus Wainwright influences TT's work on songs such as this. 'Tell Me What You Want' has a duet with friend and fellow singer Jenni Muldaur. Maybe 'Seperate Ways' seems a long way off but times change. We should either go along with TT or, dismiss him as 'sell-out' (wrong option!). Personally, I believe 'Bella' is a stronger album than 'A Piece...' and I recommend a listen.