Bought this and Ingrid Michaelson this week, your reviews are shaping my musical tastes. I'm a sucker for a well-written pop tune!
Haha, glad I could help!
real nice review. album's great, gets better every listen.
"Alive" finally clicked for me over the weekend. I had gotten so attached to the stripped down live version (I even cover it) that I wasn't ready for the bells and whistles. It's a really great song.
I didn't listen to the live version a lot before this came out, so that might be why I had no problem falling in love with the new version. But I think they're both great.