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Left of the MiddleWith her single ?Torn? riding high on the U.K. charts, this 23-year-old London-based looker arrives in America with a set of forgettable, radio-friendly...Left of the MiddleWith her single ?Torn? riding high on the U.K. charts, this 23-year-old London-based looker arrives in America with a set of forgettable, radio-friendly...1998-03-23
Natalie Imbruglia, Left of the Middle

"TORN" IN THE USA: Imbruglia offers a forgettable debut

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Left of the Middle

Lead Performer: Natalie Imbruglia; Producer (group): RCA

With her single ?Torn? riding high on the U.K. charts, this 23-year-old London-based looker arrives in America with a set of forgettable, radio-friendly tunes that travels a familiar sonic landscape: from Rickie Lee-ville to Alanis-land. A few years ago Middle?s dozen glossy songs might have seemed (somewhat) original, but even their bouncy beats and gorgeous guitars can?t disguise the absence of fresh or honestly affecting material. C+