Tiger Suit

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Drastic Fantastic -- the spangly attempt at pop stardom consolidation -- didn't catch on like it should have, but KT Tunstall doesn't quite beat a retreat on its 2010 sequel, Tiger Suit. Sure, she's reverted to contemplative photographs for her album art, but Tiger Suit isn't a hermetically sealed sensitive singer/songwriter record, all quivering sincerity and strummed guitars. Fittingly for an album recorded at Berlin's Hansa studio, where Achtung Baby and Heroes were cut, it is produced, polished, and textured, an album with movement and progression. Once the ominous opening chords to "Uummannaq Song" drift away, the song settles into a tight art-funk groove ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Drastic Fantastic -- the spangly attempt at pop stardom consolidation -- didn't catch on like it should have, but KT Tunstall doesn't quite beat a retreat on its 2010 sequel, Tiger Suit. Sure, she's reverted to contemplative photographs for her album art, but Tiger Suit isn't a hermetically sealed sensitive singer/songwriter record, all quivering sincerity and strummed guitars. Fittingly for an album recorded at Berlin's Hansa studio, where Achtung Baby and Heroes were cut, it is produced, polished, and textured, an album with movement and progression. Once the ominous opening chords to "Uummannaq Song" drift away, the song settles into a tight art-funk groove accentuated with folk shout-alongs, following no straight path to its conclusion. Tunstall takes no direct routes on Tiger Suit -- not when she slows tempos down, not when she recycles the "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" rhythm for "Come on, Get In" -- but the twists that take her into the fuzzy glam-stomp of "Madame Trudeaux," the whistled hook of "Glamour Puss," the tight swirling circles of "Difficulty," or the languid European blues of "Golden Frames" aren't self-conscious stylizations, they're lively and unexpected, colorful enough to grab upon first listen and rich enough to reveal layers upon repeats. As sonically pleasing as it is, Tiger Suit isn't a mere vehicle for sound; it's built upon Tunstall's strongest set of songs yet, and it's no coincidence that they're her most ambitious, either: she may be firmly within the mainstream but she's taking risks as a composer and record-maker, never settling into the role of the earnest earthbound folkie, winding up with an excellent album that satisfies as pure sound and as songwriting sustenance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099990566523
  • Catalog Number: 05665
  • Sales rank: 208,444

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Uummannaq Song (3:38)
  2. 2 Glamour Puss (3:19)
  3. 3 Push That Knot Away (3:45)
  4. 4 Difficulty (4:59)
  5. 5 Fade Like A Shadow (3:28)
  6. 6 Lost (4:41)
  7. 7 Golden Frames (3:45)
  8. 8 Come on, Get In (3:40)
  9. 9 (Still A) Weirdo (3:40)
  10. 10 Madame Trudeaux (3:18)
  11. 11 The Entertainer (4:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
KT Tunstall Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Greg Kurstin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Richard Morris Additional Production
Linda Perry Composer
Jim Abbiss Producer
Luke Bullen Additional Production
Martin Terefe Composer
Ian Dowling Engineer
Russell Fawcus Engineer
KT Tunstall Composer, Additional Production
Oli Wright Engineer
Jimmy Hogart Composer
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  • Posted October 6, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    "Fade Like A Shadow is my favorite song on this CD. I keep listening to it over and over. KT has such a beautiful voice and her songs have the ability to put you in a trance. It's a great album.

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    Posted October 16, 2010

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