Album: Charlotte Church, Back to Scratch (Dooby Records)
Sunday 24 October 2010
With song titles like "Unravelling" and "The Story Of Us", it's tempting to read this as Church's divorce album, although a millionaire since her teens singing about "our couch we spent months trying to buy" counsels against seeking autobiography.
To the dismay of anyone who preferred her vomiting in a gutter, this is a mature album, its domestic dramas sharing a Carole King-like, jazz-folk-pop backing with Charl variously sombre and surreal: "I took the form of a spoon, and scooped out a piece of the moon..."
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