Swedish songstress Stina Nordenstam has achieved critical plaudits from many quarters in her career so far. This is mainly due to her disquietening child-like vocals set against modern electronic flourishes; The Cardigans' 'Gran Tourismo' album is another example of this. Here, though, Nordenstam has released a curate's egg of a covers album which, whilst being determinedly subversive, ends up sounding too one-paced. For just about every track here, the features are a grinding guitar and Nordenstam's muted vocals; this sounded quite good on her last album, 'Dynamite' but set against material like 'Purple Rain' and 'People Are Strange' it really doesn't work at all although Rod Stewart's 'Sailing' does sound oddly better in more minimalist surroundings. At this point in her career, Nordenstam needs to take stock to try and achieve the great moments she achieved on her second offering, 'And She Closed Her Eyes' before the niche market she is heading for becomes too narrow to escape from.