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mixed and well short of her best
on 26 January 2013
This mixed album is, for me, another step down from the excellence of Central Reservation. Her lovely earthy voice shines through best with simplicity, and whilst she can do a good trancy dance sound, this album all too often resorts to silly electronic sounds that perhaps try to obscure a lack of good basic songwriting originality. The simpler songs on this album likewise display a lack of originality, sometimes resorting to rather average musical cliches. The lovely personal touch found on Central Reservation is here not nearly so evident, and the trancy final track is miles short of the trance-dance track on that album. This album is an unimpressive average affair overall.Though it by no means is bad, it takes me nowhere at all.