This album lacks the commercial edge of her debut (no hit singles here) and at first does appear subdued, due to the sparse arrangement of voice and acoustic guitar/piano (as per her current tour, no backing band, catch her if you can).
A true artist, doing what comes naturally, rather than seeking commercial success.
It just needs a few listens to get under your skin.
Her voice has a new found warmth and maturity here.
What an exceptional talent she is, apparent right from the unforgettable 'Later' (with Jools) tv appearance, and the (still played to death by me) debut album.
Surely one of, if not the finest female singer/songwriter to have arrived on the scene in the last decade.