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POP MUSIC | Record Rack

In Brief

** 1/2 Sophie B. Hawkins, "Timbre," Rykodisc/Trumpet Swan.

April 22, 2001|NATALIE NICHOLS

Updating her 1999 album after retrieving the rights from Sony, the husky-voiced auteur of the durable adult-contemporary hit "As I Lay Me Down" includes in this package a bonus disc of previously unreleased songs, alternate versions, demos, and videos. Maybe that's a bit too much insight into the quirky multi-instrumentalist, but her atmospheric, often bluntly passionate work-falling somewhere between Paul Simon's percussive, sweeping pop and Tori Amos' poetic-profane confessions-is uniquely personal, if not always memorable. Hawkins plays the House of Blues on Friday.

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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 due in stores Tuesday.

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