Even if you didn't catch her performances in several episodes of the reality TV series Murder in Small Town X, this Toronto-based singer/songwriter's sound should seem familiar. Her voice has the same sort of earnest, earthy folkiness that made Sarah McLachlan a fan favorite, while her piano ballads evoke obvious comparisons to a less-spacy Tori Amos or a less-angry Fiona Apple. But while her sound may be far from original, Sarah Slean's debut EP shows songwriting talent to spare. The opening "Eliot" is a grand waltz that ...

Sarah Slean 2001, Elektra

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