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Joss Stone: Colour Me Free!

Mike Diver, bbc.co.uk, 2 November 2009

A fans-only collection, but at least time’s firmly on her side.

IT'S EASY TO FORGET that Joss Stone is still only 22 years old. This is her fourth album, and given all of her achievements to date — debut album The Soul Sessions is certified triple platinum in the UK, and its follow-up Mind, Body & Soul topped the domestic album chart — one can be forgiven for assuming the singer's been enjoying legal drinking rights stateside for rather longer than she has. Colour Me Free! balances this early success by failing to match the quality of said releases —but this shouldn't be taken to mean it's a terrible record.

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