Although Willis's take on Adam Green's "Teddy Boys" is full of rockabilly sass, her vocals aren't quite powerful enough to sound fully committed. Similarly, "I Must Be Lucky" calls for a Lucinda Williams-esque growling twang, which Willis's sugary voice can't quite deliver. She does excel at her slower, sweeter numbers: The loving ballad "Sweet Little One" oozes a compassionate tenderness, and the title track is remarkably expressive despite its brevity. Unfortunately, Willis does not devote enough time to such gems; instead, she pursues such missteps as a cover of Iggy Pop's "Success." Though she is certainly to be commended for the unpredictable song choice, her wailing, organ-riddled version feels incongruous with her roots and abandons the soothing gentleness that is her true talent.
-- Catherine P. Lewis