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Album Review

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Pro-social Content

On “I’m Pulling Through” Krall credits a dear friend with giving her hope and perspective amid trials. She honors her mother, who recently died of cancer (“Departure Bay”). A stray line on “Narrow Daylight” seems to find comfort in Jesus (“I ran up through the rocks to the old wooden cross/It’s a place where I can find some peace”).

Objectionable Content

Elsewhere, Krall trades in her restrictive “Sunday suit” for a less wholesome lifestyle (“I’ve Changed My Address”). “The Girl in the Other Room” finds a young woman eavesdropping on a couple preparing for sex. A string of bad relationships (sex implied) leaves the artist with a laundry list of common male shortcomings on the diatribe “Love Me Like a Man.” A brandy drinker succumbs to “Temptation.” Sadness consumes “Almost Blue,” “Stop This World” and “Abandoned Masquerade” with the latter stating, “I hope you never feel this much despair.”

Summary Advisory

It’s the first CD of original material by Krall, whom one reviewer called “the superstar sex kitten of jazz.” Despite glints of optimism, most of her smoky, melancholy songs (written with new hubby Elvis Costello) are just too forlorn. We hope teens never feel this much despair.

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This Top-5 pop disc spent its first two weeks atop Billboard’s Internet Album Sales chart.

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Verve

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Reviewer

Adam R. Holz Bob Smithouser

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