EYE TO THE TELESCOPE - 649

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Product description No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 7-FEB-2006 Amazon.com If the art of the female singer-songwriter revolves around coffee-table soliloquies then Eye to the Telescope--the debut album from Edinburgh-born chanteuse/guitarist KT Tunstall--is a pleasing mediation between the traditional demands of brooding egocentricity (espresso) and frothy commerciality (cappuccino). KT Tunstall has star quality. "Suddenly I See" is an effortlessly liberating pop fillip while, conversely, "False Alarm" redresses ABBA's "The Winner Takes It All" for losers who had nothing to lose to begin with. However, Tunstall isn't entirely convinced by the compromise ("I'm struggling to cater for the space I'm meant to fill" she sings) and "Miniature Disasters"--one of several strong numbers showcasing her aptitude for wrapping up pop tunes in either folky bluesiness or ponderous jazz--catalogues her desires for unfettered self-expression. The opening cut "Other Side Of The World" might sound like Dido without the giftwrapped grief (she's none too flattered with the comparisons) but Eye to the Telescope is spiritually closer to Carole King and Elvis Costello than Katie Melua. And that's no bad thing. --Kevin Maidment Review A delicious blend of acoustic guitar, raw grooves and sublime melodies. [11 Feb 2006] -- Billboard She combines a formidable voice with a rarefied command of phrasing. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.106] -- Paste There are two even matched KT Tunstalls on her debut album: One borrows from Chris Martin's bag of shopworn metaphors... The other one is more unsettling and more intriguing. [Apr 2006, p.118] -- Blender Tunstall has Norah Jones's throaty catch, Dido's warmth, plus a winning way with a soaring chorus. [Jan 2005, p.130] -- Q Magazine
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