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A Curious Thing

Amy MacDonald

A Curious Thing

Second collection of AOR pop-rock songs from the Scottish singer-songwriter

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  1. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Over time, these songs, and Macdonald herself, will surely mature into something amazing
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  2. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    ...entirely personable but strangely unremarkable
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  3. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Loaded with heartfelt, songwriterly tunes that burrow into your consciousness but somehow fail to register on a deeper level
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  4. 6.0 |   Q

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  5. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    What’s lacking is anything truly distinctive or original to lift her above the massed ranks of young singer-songwriters
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  6. 6.0 |   The Times

    The lyrics don’t quite match the striking power of Macdonald’s vocals
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  7. 5.0 |   NME

    It’s best at its most retro and will no doubt ably soundtrack the next Hogmanay in the Glasgow rain
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  8. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    A well-produced but flavourless affair
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  9. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    ...seems to take a step backwards on her second album with an anachronistic 1980s sound
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