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2010 release, the third album from the multi-million selling British singer/songwriter. Tiger Suit is the follow up to 2007's platinum selling Drastic Fantastic and represents a shift in direction for the Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning Scottish songstress.
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Unfortunately, 2007's "Drastic Fantastic" did not receive the acclaim that it richly deserved. So after a 3 year hiatus, KT returns with 2010's "Tiger Suit", and she retains her multi-instrumental sound that made her famous to begin with. My favorite tracks are the whistle-stop "Glamour Puss", the fuzz-guitar "Difficulty", the sensitive "Lost", "Still A Weirdo", and the coup de grace, "Fade Like A Shadow." The latter song is quite similar to "Black Horse" with its up-tempo, xylophone, acoustic guitar, dance beat. It's just one of those songs that continues to touch the core of my soul; in fact, I've put the song on repeat from time to time, regardless of what mood I'm currently in.
Folks, KT Tunstall is one of those rare, consummate artists that should NOT be missed!! She also released her 2013 LP, "Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon." It's drastically different than what you are used to hearing (it's mostly acoustic balladry), but it only goes to show how incredible that she has evolved/matured. :)
The album has already been extensively dissected, so I won't comment on the merits of Tiger Suit vs previous albums. Suffice to say, there are a few great songs here. My favorites are Difficulty, Golden Frames, Come On Get In, and The Entertainer. This edition comes with a quirky yet charming film on DVD, nearly an hour long, that follows Tunstall on tour and through the making of this album. You may watch it only once or twice but its still nice to have as a reference. My rule is when in doubt, always buy the special edition unless its an obvious ripoff and this one is not.
The CD/DVD set comes housed in an eight-panel gatefold digipak and is accompanied by an attractive and useful booklet containing a few pictures, lyrics, and pertinent album info. If you really like KT Tunstall, you will want to own this album despite the squawking of a few nay-sayers.
The first time I listened to Tiger Suit I wasn't 'grabbed' by any of the songs. It is usually a sign that I'm going to like an album if one or more of the songs jumps out and is immediately likeable. Unfortunately Tiger Suit doesn't have any (for me).