Album Review: KT Tunstall, ‘Drastic Fantastic’

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Good

KT Tunstall (Supplied publicity photo)

The sophomore jinx can make or break a musician's career. They can go down three paths: copy their debut, change genres entirely or thoughtfully build upon their original work. Tunstall’s Drastic Fantastic follows the latter, as she layers her sound with electric rock riffs, mysterious acoustic pieces and warm indie-pop sounds. The rest of the album follows suit with highlights such as the folksy "White Bird," the jangle pop number "I Don’t Want You Now" and radio rocker "Little Favours." Nevertheless, you’ve all heard these songs somewhere before. Tunstall is hybrid of Sarah McLachlan, Lisa Loeb and Holly McNarland. But even though Tunstall’s partying like its 1997, Drastic is still fantastic.

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