January 03, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

Brickell returns with two albums of similarly intimate folk-pop. Her more polished self-titled CD brims with jaunty tempos and lots of smiles. The Gaddabouts (out Jan. 25) feels looser and more daring; in this quartet setting, Brickell?s small but insinuating drawl is sensual and all grown up. B+

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