It's so easy to get wrapped up in her story, and think about the passionate woman having to fight against fundamentalism, missing her country etc. But this would get 5 stars it she were a spoiled brat from New York. Seeing her play live confirmed this fully. She spent many years learning what she does, and it shows. She is a musician, not a 'story': rhythm, melody, sound, song structure, a wonderful band, everything is on fire, from sad songs to pure party songs. By the way, for those who haven't seen her live: She's pretty but isn't interested in that when she plays: she's in jeans and a t-shirt like the rest of her band, having fun.