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on 2 March 2007
Sorry to bring down the average reviews for what is a quite striking record, but once again the hyperbole seems a little over the top.
There is no doubt that Newsom is an interesting voice and we should always welcome artists who push the boundaries of contemporary music, but I have to say that there is a little too much self-indulgence, dare I even suggest smugness, about this.
As for the voice, well, if like me, you love Bjork, then you will certainly be able to live with Newsom's adult nursery rhyme style. Come to think of it, maybe that is why Newsom fails to impress me as much as other reviewers - there is a lot of the Bjork about her, but she simply doesn't have the same strengths as a songwriter.
For me, there is a little bit too much style over substance about this.
Nevertheless, still worth a purchase, even though I suspect you will find more to admire about it than actually love.