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  • Summary: The debut album for the British folk singer was produced by Mike Lindsay of Tunng.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    In a word, charming. [Feb 2011, p.123]
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    The release of Broken Wave heralds the arrival of a genuine creative force in British folk music, and one of the scariest things about it is that you get the impression that Peel hasn't really even got going yet.
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    This is, essentially, a folk album, taking the chance to dip in to Peel's Irish connections. And yet the aspect of folk music that wins through is the one that connects directly with the listener, on their level, with few airs and graces.
  4. Feb 23, 2011
    80
    The Broken Wave, her debut album, is refreshing folk-pop bursting with beautiful melodies and a production carefully designed to emphasise her memorably pristine vocals. [Feb 2011, p.95]
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    The accompanying music is folk-pop with just enough quirky edginess to keep it sounding fresh.
  6. It borders on the twee. That it doesn't cross the frontier is the reason this is worth your attention.
  7. Feb 17, 2011
    60
    An undercurrent of drama runs through The Broken Wave, but it's never allowed to surge: Peel is too coolly restrained for that. Sometimes she even seems self-effacing.