Colour the Small One Record buyers well versed in the drowsy beats and lovelorn lullabies of pretty Brits Dido, Jem, Imogen Heap, et al may already know Sia's intimate… Colour the Small One Record buyers well versed in the drowsy beats and lovelorn lullabies of pretty Brits Dido, Jem, Imogen Heap, et al may already know Sia's intimate… 2006-01-10 Sia Pop
Music Review

Colour the Small One (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 10, 2006; Lead Performance: Sia; Genre: Pop

Record buyers well versed in the drowsy beats and lovelorn lullabies of pretty Brits Dido, Jem, Imogen Heap, et al may already know Sia's intimate vocals from her stint with electronic outfit Zero—7 or, more likely, from album track ''Breathe Me,'' which set off an iTunes frenzy following its use in the Six Feet Under finale. On Colour the Small One, the singer (who, it turns out, is Australian, not English) doesn't stray far outside the lines, artistically; her swaying, midtempo tracks (including ''The Bully,'' co-written with Beck) are lovely enough, but halfway through, her sweet nothings become soothing almost to the point of somnolence.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints
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