Jeremy Helligar
February 13, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Torn

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Natalie Imbruglia
Producers
RCA

We gave it a C

Ever since Alanis Morissette hit the big time by throwing a hissy fit, more and more upstart rockers have been striving to sound fashionably tousled. Imbruglia, a former soap star from down under, has the recipe nailed in “Torn“: edgy guitar riffs, a vaguely hip-hoppish beat, and angst-ridden lyrics (“I can see the perfect sky is torn”). The only thing missing is a hint of genuine emotion in those wispy-waif vocals. C

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