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August 20, 1999|NATALIE NICHOLS

** 1/2 Bree Sharp, "A Cheap and Evil Girl," Trauma. Veering between wistful and brazen, this young singer-songwriter swirls wit and imagination into her bright folk-rock and folk-pop, crafting an often fetching, if sometimes trite, debut. The primary subject is love--from lost ("Walk Away") to found ("Show Me") to unrequited (the catchy "David Duchovny," an obsessive ode to the "X-Files" star)--and the main attraction is her sweet yet steely singing.

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Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent). The albums are already released unless otherwise noted.

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