Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae
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Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Leeds, England neo-soul singer makes her debut with this self-titled album, on which she also handles the instrumentation and songwriting duties.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Occasionally evokes the feeling of a '70s Bill Withers classic, while bringing inflections of Zero 7 and Alicia Keys to her grooves as well.
  2. A debut recording as fine as this one deserves immediate attention.
  3. There's nothing fancy about her songs... but there is magic in the way she sings them. [Apr 2006, p.112]
  4. Her self-titled debut sounds a wee rushed and sometimes meanders its way into background music territory, but this comfortable effort is pleasingly homegrown, warm, and poignant in parts.
  5. If you don't mind the odd reflective moment, the odd luscious production value, then this has plenty to offer. [25 Mar 2006, p.37]
  6. Corinne Bailey Rae is as pop-wise as it is overly gentle and one to grow on.
  7. After such a promising start, Bailey Rae and her stable of producers simply lose momentum.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14