The third time's definitely a charm for singer/song-writer Vanessa Carlton, who grants three wishes for the listener with her latest album.
1. Intelligent songwriting 2. Well produced songs 3. Non-mainstream fare
The only thing I can find fault with is the length of the album. Like the Cinderella fairytale, Carlton also stops just short of twelve with this eleven song offering, and doesn't even leave a glass slipper to tide us over until the next performance.
Songs with magic in them:
1. Nolita Fairytale - First single, recounting her life and times living in the Nolita district in Manhattan 2. Hands On Me - Second single. Mid-tempo track with catchy melody 3. Spring Street - nice "na-na's" 4. Come Undone - best lyrics 5. The One - just because it features Stevie Nicks 6. Heroes & Thieves - single worthy title track 7. Home - just because it's such a personal and deeply reflective song
Not that the rest are bad, but they're merely as good as we expect a Vanessa Carlton song to be. Rated: 4.5 stars
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Three time Grammy nominated artist whose hits include "A Thousand Miles", "Ordinary Day" and "White Houses" returns with her brand new album Heroes & Thieves, featuring the hit single "Nolita Fairytale." Album produced by Vanessa Carlton, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), Irv Gotti and Linda Perry. Stevie Nicks featured on "The One"