A debut album half full of songs written by others normally suggests the latest "talent" from Pop Idol has to rush release a record to capitalise on their short term fame. Canadian Leslie Feist is thankfully well above that standard. Her quivering folky vocals were prominent on a couple of tracks on the recent Kings Of Convenience long player but here she enlists the assistance of oddball hip-hop star Gonzales to produce. The danger signs appear when Feist slips into Beth Orton's tuneless folk territory but generally her own songs only waver briefly. As it happens, it is the cover versions where she excels; Ron Sexsmith's 'Secret Heart' is given a cute re-working, 'Now At Last' is a moving tear jerker but best of all is a brilliant treatment of The Bee Gees' 'Love You Inside Out', although a career in breathless disco probably isn't quite what she had in mind. Her intimate style should find favour with a Radio 2 audiences but in that department she has been somewhat overshadowed by the superb A Girl Called Eddy.