Mikael Wood
November 28, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

I Dreamed a Dream

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Susan Boyle
genre
Pop

We gave it a B-

Given the emotional breakdown she reportedly suffered earlier this year, Susan Boyle sounds surprisingly self-assured on I Dreamed a Dream, the YouTube sensation’s highly anticipated debut: ”Who I Was Born to Be,” the ? only original tune here, is pure showbiz-?veteran schmaltz. For fans of Boyle’s original Britain’s Got Talent clip, the result might be a bit of a letdown, especially ? in snoozily competent versions of ”Daydream Believer” and Madonna’s ”You’ll See,” which offer none of her jarred-lightning charm. Still, the lady’s ”Cry Me a River”does pack a strangely sensual punch — the weird thrill of hearing SuBo get low. B-

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