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.

SONG
Moneybox
1
3:04
 
Rollerblades
2
3:03
 
Go Home
3
2:57
 
Skinny Genes
4
3:05
 
Mr. Medicine
5
3:27
 
Missing
6
3:42
 
Back to Front
7
3:41
 
A Smokey Room
8
2:53
 
So High
9
2:41
 
Nobody
10
3:00
 
Pack Up
11
3:11
 
Police Car
12
3:21
 
Empty Hand
13
3:05
 
I'll Be Your Pillow
14
2:41