Editors’ Notes Hailing from a family of entertainment professionals, U.K. entertainer Eliza Caird, a.k.a. Eliza Doolittle, hits on a number of genres on her debut album. Elements of jazz, ska, disco and vaudeville come stitched together in a playful mix that makes for instantly hummable tunes. “Go Home” has more than a touch of the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” to it. “Nobody” recalls the lightweight wink of Lily Allen. “Skinny Genes,” a U.K. hit, throws a quick, shrieking whistle into the chorus that’s pure pop. “Moneybox” slides past with ska and tight harmonies. “Rollerblades” shuffles past with an adolescent charm. “Mr. Medicine” has a contemporary sound readymade for radio. A number of important producers like Phil Thornalley and Greg Kurstin ensure that this album has all its bases covered. There’s even a brass band following her for a jazz nod. “So High” vamps with a ballad in line with the world of showtunes. Throughout, Doolittle keeps things light and fun.
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A Smokey Room
I'll Be Your Pillow
14 Songs, 44 Minutes
July 12, 2010
℗ 2011 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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