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CD Review: KT Tunstall

The Deal: Scottish singer-songwriter returns with follow-up to Eye to the Telescope.

The Good: Tunstall impressed a lot with the success of her first album and hit songs such as "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See." The sophomore release is a good effort with a handful of catchy songs and some good folk ones. "Little Favours," sounds a bit like The Cranberries. "Hold On" has a hint of "Black Horse," as does "Funnyman," without recreating the same pep and catchiness.

The Bad: Nothing to complain about. It lacks some of the strength of her debut – leaning more toward pop instead of bluesy rock. I wasn't crazy about the slow and sleepy "Beauty of Uncertainty" – it felt out of place on the album. The mellow "Paper Aeroplane" had a nice tone to it, but the music was, at times, overpowering.

The Verdict: It's a respectable pop/rock album that doesn't quite match up to her debut. Fans of her first will be happy with the follow-up.

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