Editors’ Notes That Paloma Faith has a background in theater and burlesque is no surprise—the songs on her debut are brash and dramatic, seductively beckoning with a crushed-velvet tableaux of bruised hearts and broken promises. Though Faith trades in the stylized R&B popularized by compatriots like Amy Winehouse and Duffy, her take is more flamboyant and eccentric. She draws as much from Baz Luhrmann’s widescreen fantasias in the love-gone-wrong song “New York” as she does from sirens of yore.

SONG
Stone Cold Sober
1
2:54
 
Smoke & Mirrors
2
3:06
 
Broken Doll
3
4:07
 
Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful
4
4:35
 
Upside Down
5
3:09
 
Romance Is Dead
6
3:04
 
New York (Radio Edit)
7
3:39
 
Stargazer
8
3:45
 
My Legs Are Weak
9
4:48
 
Play On
10
4:04