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Miss Caro Emerald: good for the soul

I'm sort of a Johnny-come-lately to Caro Emerald; it's a month or less since I discovered her on a BBC Radio 2 live performance late one evening. Fortuitous though, as I get the benefit of getting a lot of her latest album and on Monday of this week her new album, The Shocking Miss Emerald was released. This, the second studio album by the Dutch singer does not herald a huge shift or change in direction; she sounds much as I expected her to, the style is not starkly different. A short intro and then thirteen songs - mostly of the tempo and feel you'd expect of her. So why, I ask myself is this album so damn good?