The Love EP The British singer’s brand of neo-soul is usually pretty mellow, but on this five-song covers EP she sounds spunkier. Though her takes on Bob Marley…
Music Review

The Love EP

Corinne Bailey Rae

The British singer’s brand of neo-soul is usually pretty mellow, but on this five-song covers EP she sounds spunkier. Though her takes on Bob Marley and Paul McCartney are predictably reserved, she embraces the electro groove of Prince's ''I Wanna Be Your Lover'' and revs up the guitars on Belly's ''Low Red Moon.'' Best of all is her decision to go more Sly Stone than Doris Day on ''Que Sera, Sera,'' letting the funk simmer until it boils. B

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Originally posted Jan 19, 2011 Published in issue #1139 Jan 28, 2011 Order article reprints