Susan Boyle

Back to back album reviews where the artist has given us their version of "Hallelujah". Will it never end? This time it is The X Factor phenomenon Susan Boyle who is reinterpreting Cohen's classic song. It is also another album of covers with most of them being of the holiday variety like "Away in a Manger" and "O Come All Ye Faithful". Amidst their seasonal tunes are interesting choices like Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over". On all songs, despite what you might think of this Brit's seemingly tenuous grasp on her sanity, she sings wonderfully. Boyle's soprano is something, unlike her emotions, that she is always in control of. And wisely her voice is made the centerpiece of the songs. Each song has been infused with plenty of emotion, sensitivity and gives the listener the impression that she is giving you a piece of herself.

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