This British singer's "Gotta Get Up From Here" was an iTunes "single of the week" in 2004, and its youthful zest still resonates today.
"Strong melodies and empowering lyrics guide programmed beats puttering lightly under strummed acoustic guitars, and samples and swirling string effects fill out the mix. Lawson tries out some boho rapping on 'Bigger Than You Ever Imagined,' and 'Why the Fighting' is urban-savvy, street-level pop. 'Gotta Get Up From Here' really is a great single— DJ Lethal's production meshes the organic and electronic sides ably as Lawson sings about a life crisis at 25—and 'Down With You' blends R&B flavors with beguiling pop jangle…. All of this music is on a descending line from Alanis Morissette to Nelly Furtado to Dido…. She has a vocal charm that's hard to fake."—All Music Guide (Please note that this also was a Barnes & Noble Exclusive, and this is noted on back cover.)