Artist - Katie Melua
Album - Call Off The Search
1. Call Off the Search
2. Crawling Up a Hill
3. Closest Thing to Crazy
4. My Aphrodisiac Is You
5. Learnin' the Blues
6. Blame It On the Moon
8. I Think It's Going to Rain Today
9. Mockingbird Song
10. Tiger in the Night
11. Faraway Voice
12. Lilac Wine
Track number one (the title track): A soulful love song with a slow, memorable beat. Ms. Melua's voice shows great range here. 4/5.
Track number two: A funky, bluesy tune with class-warfare undertones. 3/5.
Track number three: Lovely melody, with a tone that gradually builds and falls in repetition (except in the chorus). 4/5.
Track number four: Funky. Sounds like something they'd play in a strip club. Can't wait to see the music video! (Ms. Melua is quite attractive...) 4/5.
Track number five: Too slo-o-o-ow. Music for insomniacs. 2/5.
Track number six: Nice tune, until you realize it's basically a song about a chick trying to justify having had sexual intercourse with someone she barely knows the night before. 3/5.
Track number seven: Amateurish song about the religiously-divided city of Belfast. If you can get past the inane lyrics, the tune is decent. 3/5.
Track number eight: Best song on the album. Will almost certainly be a part of a future Disney animated movie's soundtrack. Hauntingly-beautiful, bitter-sweet song. 5/5.
Track number nine: Attempts to be sensual by using erotic double-entendre. Succeeds only in being corny. 3/5.
Track number ten: Decent for filler. But it's still filler. 2/5.
Track number eleven: It's a "dedication" song. Be afraid. Be very afraid. 1/5.
Track number twelve: Odd song. More filler. And pretty much crap. 2/5.
Overall: 3/5. Worth buying, but not for every song. They could have cut off the last three tracks and this CD would be missing nothing. Shades of both Norah Jones and a young Jewel.