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Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions Vol 2

The Soul Sessions Vol 2, attempts to relive the success of her debut with nice but forgettable covers of songs...
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In 2003, 16-year-old Joss Stone was the wonder kid of pop – her debut album of covers, The Soul Sessions, was an instant hit. But in recent years, when the novelty of her youth washed off and while attempting to pen her own songs, she has been outclassed by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele.

Her sixth album, The Soul Sessions Vol 2, attempts to relive the success of her debut with nice but forgettable covers of songs by the likes of Linda Lewis and The Chi-Lites. At times it feels desperate – Joss tends to belt out tunes like an American Idol contestant. The best tracks, Teardrops and Pillow Talk, are great because she restrains herself.

Rating: 2.5/5

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