Toys of Vanity

With her singer-songwriter pretensions grounded by trip-hop beats, Taja Sevelle comes off like a charter member of the Fiona Apple-of-the-month club. One thing sets her apart, however: The former dance-pop diva works funkier grooves than her peers. Ultimately, Toys of Vanity proves aptly titled — the deadly New Age narcissism on cuts like ”I&I” isn’t anything to play with. C+

Toys of Vanity
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