An early contender for this year's female alternative singer-songwriter album, Alice Lee's second full-length recording is a varied, challenging and frequently entertaining demonstration of the New Yorker's talents. Lee's vocals are balanced between the angst of Alanis Morrissette (especially so on 'Heroin' where Lee sounds unusually overwrought) and the "kookiness" factor of Bjork. Encompassing a great diversity, Lee successfully takes on radio-friendly pop ('Perfect Girl'), experimental home recording ('Gloria'), acoustic balladry ('Going Home') and off-kilter rock (everything else). If there's one song to pick out it would be 'Friendly Fire'; featuring a muscular bass backing, Lee's controlled ululations and - much like the rest of ther record - a strong melodic hook. 'Lovers And Losers' is finely tuned towards the middle ground between alternative rock and mainstream adult pop.