Bella - Teddy Thompson
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  • Summary: The son of the British folk duo Richard and Linda Thompson releases his fifth album of folk pop, complete with rich harmonies and catchy melodies.
  • Record Label: Verve
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 83
    On Bella, he channels Roy Orbison heartbreak, Lou Christie falsetto, and Righteous Brothers drama with stirring results.
  2. 80
    Bella is a flat-out stunner, the work of a completely original songwriter and performer, and one of the young year's most startlingly eclectic and thoroughly fascinating albums.
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    80
    Thompson's fifth album is a winningly charming affair, showcasing his rich voice.
  4. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    On Bella, Thompson is once again in the crossfire of a stop-start relationship. [March 2011, p. 109]
  5. The soundtrack to Jennifer Aniston. Nice. Attractive. Hygienic.
  6. Mar 4, 2011
    68
    Thompson's newest album, Bella, is a logical follow-up to his 2008 release, offering a similar mixture of folk, country and soft rock.
  7. Mar 1, 2011
    20
    Son of Richard and Linda. Acorns can fall far... [March 2011, p. 115]

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 6, 2011
    10
    Don't let the ridiculously low score fom one publication that no one has ever read let alone influenced discourage you from getting this album. If you aprpeciate Teddy's sophisticated approach to music and lyrics, you will find this to be one of his best. Granted, fine voices, melodies, production may take a back seat to bombast and alt-reflection on the radio these days, but if there's room in your music collection for an outstanding album that you will savor upon repeated listenings, don't miss Bella! Expand