Remnants (CD)

Leann Rimes gets confessional on Remnants, a powerhouse hybrid of adult pop, lounge jazz, and torch songs. Lead singles “How to Kiss a Boy” and “The Story” (a Brandi Carlile cover) are slow burning, classic diva numbers with a brave vulnerability. The album’s sound is as big and bold as its themes — this is one smart, cohesive album. It’s clear from Remnants that the singer continues to evolve as a woman and as an artist.

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