The second album from this Canadian CMT chart-topping 20-something is much closer to rootsy, vaguely folky soft pop than to traditional country. The main problem is that the album suffers from a major lack of personality. Love, loss and loneliness are touched on, but not so that you'd worry about Stott's state of mind. The musicianship throughout is good, as is Stott's voice, but it's easy to imagine her singing the theme song from a Disney movie. It isn't until the emotional closing ballads that any distinguishing traits become noticeable. A perfect buy for any lame, bland friends or relatives.
Amanda Stott plays Massey Hall tonight (Thursday, March 31).