The Other Side of Daybreak (2003) Is she folksinger or electronica star? Orton again blurs the line by mingling acoustic tracks with synth-driven remixes of material off her last album, 2002's… 2003-09-02 Beth Orton
Music Review

The Other Side of Daybreak (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 02, 2003; Lead Performance: Beth Orton

Is she folksinger or electronica star? Orton again blurs the line by mingling acoustic tracks with synth-driven remixes of material off her last album, 2002's Daybreaker. The result reveals a clear winner. While the electronic cuts drone, Orton's emotive strumming in ''Ali's Waltz'' will break your heart. And her ''Ooh Child'' may be the most wounded version of the classic ever.

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints