REVIEW! Susan Boyle - Someone to Watch Over Me

Scottish singer Susan Boyle's third album, Someone to Watch Over Me,  is a bit of a gloomy affair and especially not for the wrist slitters and cliff jumpers out there. If you like your songs dark, minimal (mostly piano and string) then you'll love this 10 track CD. The CD is a diverse mix of covers versions which includes songs inspired by the stories Susan's fans who wrote letters to her. Mmmm...must have been some dark letters. Susan's overemphasised enunciation puts her firmly in the Julie Andrews stage show tradition but, at her best, she rises above inoffensive background music to gently brush the emotions. Her stand-out tracks on here is her version of Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence and Tears For Fears' Mad World - brilliant! This is decent, and contemporary.