...going someway to confirm the 'soulful Norah Jones' tag which many have applied to...
Maxine Headley 2006
Following the frenzied media hype that's surrounded Leed's songstressCorinne Bailey Rae in recent months, she's got a lot to prove with her self-titled debut.
And there's not much to complain about here; Rae has crafted a pleasant album of romantic soul, at its most blissful when she comes over all Billie Holiday-lite on "Just Like A Star" and "Choux Pastry Heart". It also features the occasional jam ("I'd Like To"), some bluesy head-nodders ("Put Your Records On") and at the odd R&B standard ("Breathless").
All of which adds up to awell rounded, if somewhat unchallenging,album - goingsomeway to confirm the 'soulful Norah Jones' tag which many have applied to Corinne's music.