Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

Katie Melua

Call Off the Search

2004-07-20

This CD’s quite a surprise!
The music’s made by a camera-friendly 19-year-old kid born in Georgia (that’s USSR, not USA), who moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland and then to London.

This debut disc has dominated the British charts for a time as she’s being marketed as the new Eva Cassidy (the late US jazz/folk singer that Britons go ga-ga over). There’s even a Katie-penned song that’s a tribute to Eva (“Faraway Voice”).

Katie reminds of Eva, but maybe more of Norah Jones – the tone is smokier than Cassidy’s discs. This should indicate to you that the stuff here is borderline jazz; some is obviously so, others folk/jazz.

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