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  • Summary: This is the third album for the Seattle-based singer-songwriter. Ed Harcourt guests on one track.
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  1. A lovely collection of Sunday morning melancholy that's as gentle as it is weary.
  2. Represents a step forward. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.139]
  3. Songs is heavy on romantic longing, but the music is so coy and smart that it rarely feels mushy.
  4. Lament after lament, they start to all blend together, and all of Thomas's considerable skill as a singer, musician, and composer can't seem to create any really arresting moments, just a lot of pretty songs.
  5. Thomas may have been perfect for a second- or third-tier Lilith Fair stage, a place where people expect slow, introspective, sweet songwriting. However, if she hopes to capture a larger audience, she may want to first capture herself a faster metronome.
  6. There's the potential for something here; as of If Songs Could Be Held, it's yet unrealized.

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