Breakthrough never quite lives up to its title. But the songs that do diverge from the formula even slightly-like the Greg Wells-produced "Fearless"-offer delightful relief, and perhaps a taste of what could be if the singer were to dig deeper.
Caillat has a fine voice--clear and ringing, with a hint of a rasp--and she can write hooks. (She co-composed every song here.) But the simpering puppy love grows wearying over 12 tracks, especially because Caillat fails to convince as a romantic heroine.
An album that has managed to maintain the brightness of the previous Caillat could lead us to a state of calm, in all its tracks can see the soul of the artist, the instruments very well applied is the highlight of the CD.…Full Review »