I Dreamed a Dream 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… I Dreamed a Dream 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… 2009-11-23 Susan Boyle Pop
Music Review

I Dreamed a Dream (2009)

Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream | PERHAPS YOU'VE HEARD OF HER Susan Boyle
PERHAPS YOU'VE HEARD OF HER Susan Boyle
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 23, 2009; Lead Performance: Susan Boyle; Genre: Pop

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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Originally posted Nov 24, 2009 Published in issue #1078 Dec 04, 2009 Order article reprints
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