T.J. Simon's #7 album for 2004
First Appeared at The Music Box, April 2004, Volume 11, #4
Written by John Metzger
On her full-length debut Finally Woken, Jem lives up to the promise revealed on last year’s introductory EP It All Starts Here.... With shimmering dance grooves and a smooth, silky voice, the Welsh singer once again conjures up a sensual set of songs that drift dreamily upon their sweetly, sunny refrains. Only a pair of tracks — the lovely, but far too straightforward Missing You and the drab Falling for You — truly miss the mark. The rest — most notably the breezy Wish I and the gentle, orchestral Stay Now — join the five jewels released last year to offer an organic new beginning for the frequently overproduced club scene.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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