Heroes & Thieves

Album Review of Heroes & Thieves by Vanessa Carlton.

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Heroes & Thieves

Vanessa Carlton

Heroes & Thieves by Vanessa Carlton

Release Date: Oct 9, 2007
Record label: The Inc.
Genre(s): Rock, Pop

72 Music Critic Score
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Heroes & Thieves - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 72
Based on rating B
72

After splitting with A&M in 2005, piano-pop ingenue Vanessa Carlton signed with The Inc. (formerly Murder Inc.), the label best known for hip-hop/R&B acts Ja Rule and Ashanti. Despite the new digs, her third album, Heroes & Thieves, doesn’t signal an urban revamp — no duets with rasping rappers, no recycled soul samples. She instead plays it safe and sticks to the ornate, sentimental formula of her Grammy-nominated debut, Be Not Nobody, and critically heralded but sales-impaired follow-up, Harmonium.

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