Review: The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle by Missy Higgins

The Ol' Razzle Dazzle by Missy HigginsThere is a long gap between Missy Higgins’ sophomore release On A Clear Night and her latest one, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle – thank burnout and the urge to try new things. It’s quite a cunning move, really, as the Aussie singer-songwriter returns sounding freshened up without really tweaking the formula. Electronic influences of lead single “Unashamed Desire” aside, this album isn’t out to revolutionize anything, but rather gently remind fans that this is what they’ve been missing out for a while. Album closer “Sweet Arms of a Tune” sounds a bit like “Where I Stood”, for instance. But tracks like “Temporary Love” and “Everyone’s Waiting” suggest that Missy did pick up new things – you just really wouldn’t notice them as much as you would in the lead single. Which, again, isn’t a bad thing. She was always a comfortable listen, I get that, but I just don’t know if I should expect her to stay there or push the boundaries a bit. Because she could, really. | 3/5

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