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The Sea

The SeaGiven the tragic death of Bailey Rae's husband almost two years ago, it's only natural to find a few sorrowful tracks on her second album, The Sea...The SeaPopGiven the tragic death of Bailey Rae's husband almost two years ago, it's only natural to find a few sorrowful tracks on her second album, The Sea...2010-01-20
Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea | PUT HER RECORDS ON Corinne Bailey Rae

PUT HER RECORDS ON Corinne Bailey Rae (JAKE CHESSUM FOR EW)

B+

The Sea

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Corinne Bailey Rae

Given the tragic death of Bailey Rae’s husband almost two years ago, it’s only natural to find a few sorrowful tracks on her second album, The Sea. Grief is just one of the feelings she powerfully conveys here, though. Bailey Rae also expands her range with several surprisingly hard-edged guitar and organ workouts, and returns elsewhere to the sunny neo-soul sound that helped her last disc go double platinum. What makes it all work is her lithe voice, as eloquent an instrument as ever. B+

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