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on 3 November 2010
I bought this album on the basis that "Slow" would be representative of it's content. Unfortunately, it is actually the best track.
While Rumer has a good voice (though perhaps not as good as some make out), it's the type of songs she sings that lets this album down. There are no great melodies or hooks; nothing really to make you want to play it again. The arrangements are all pretty bland, with any magic or expression in the playing has somehow been "produced out". The tunes all remind me of stuff you could have hear on the Light Programme in the 60's - Petula Clark, Burt Bacharach, etc. - rather than the Carpenters stuff from a decade later.
All rather too mellow!
I love great female vocals, but I will for now stick with the more contemporary sounds of Sarah McClachlan, the folk of Cara Dillon, or the old hippie favourite Joni Mitchell for something original and moving.