By Adrienne Day
Updated August 29, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

This dusky-voiced 19-year-old garnered comparisons to Joss Stone and Norah Jones with her 2006 debut. On the vibrant follow-up, Sonya Kitchell expands her emotional repertoire, channeling a vulnerable PJ Harvey on the ballad ”Who Knows After All” and sifting through painful memories on ”Fire.” At times This Storm borders on precious — note the sappy violins on ”Robin in the Snow” — but we can forgive her Lilith leanings when her beautiful voice works its subtle magic. A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ”For Every Drop” on the musician’s MySpace page