What is it about London and the sad-voiced women who drift out of it? Beth Orton wafts through Daybreaker as if the clouds refuse to scatter and the tea’s gone cold. Her last disc, 1999’s sparkling ”Central Reservation,” certified Orton as a new breed of folkie, incorporating techno and jazz as support for the breathy, spiky melancholy of her voice. ”Daybreaker” extends her range, taking detours into languid country, thanks to cameos from Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams.
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