03 Jan 2010, 12:21 MST

Meaghan Smith

Meaghan Smith is a confirmed CGPLS threat level red. In case you’re not familiar with the Cute Girls Threat Advisory System, that translates to severe risk of imminent swooning. Tight, well executed arrangements spanning pop, jazz and even some distinct elements of chanson française mingle with Meaghan’s adorably sweet vocals to make a lightweight album that is toe-tappingly terrific and catchy in every way that is good and right. If you can listen to Heartbroken without the inexorable, inescapable, utterly undeniable compulsion to snap your fingers or get down with the aforementioned toe-tapping, I have bad news for you: you are a robot and your metal heart will never know love.

I only get to pick two, as is the sacred way, so I went for my absolute favorite, Heartbroken, and an example of something a little slower in Soft Touch. Unfortunately for everyone this means I couldn’t include I Know, A Little Love, If You Asked Me, Take Me Dancing, A Piece For You or 5 More Minutes all of which range from awesome to stellar. This album is a serious winner. Sadly, these facts put you, the reader, in the unfortunate position of being required by moral imperative to get a copy of this album so you may experience the joy for yourself. I wish there was something I could do for you, but there just isn’t. Comfort yourself with the knowledge that Meaghan’s album is on sale at Amazon for $5 until the end of the month. Yeah, I love those guys too.

Soft Touch