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RockferryShe may lack Amy Winehouse's saltiness and snarl, but the Welsh singer Duffy's sweeter vocals still crackle with soul. ''Mercy'' — a U.K. hit ready...RockferryPopShe may lack Amy Winehouse's saltiness and snarl, but the Welsh singer Duffy's sweeter vocals still crackle with soul. ''Mercy'' — a U.K. hit ready...2008-05-16
Duffy

(Max Dodson)

Rockferry

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Duffy

She may lack Amy Winehouse’s saltiness and snarl, but the Welsh singer Duffy’s sweeter vocals still crackle with soul. ”Mercy” — a U.K. hit ready-made for U.S. radio — is a go-go number that’s as sassy as a Mary Quant miniskirt. And when Duffy slows the tempo for ”Rockferry” and ”Hanging On Too Long,” her voice stretches to spectacular heights. The minor-chord-heavy tracks on Rockferry — each a kiss-off to a defective relationship — begin sedately and swell to a startling climax. Once the Dusty Springfield-flecked closer, ”Distant Dreamer,” comes round, you’ll be wishin’ and hopin’ for more. A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: Hear a preview of ''Rockferry'' at Duffy’s MySpace page

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