A Fine Frenzy has been getting pretty popular recently in the mainstream circle. If you haven't heard of her, Alison Sudol is a 22-year-old self-taught pianist/chanteuse. She's quite talented on the keys and her voice is capable and beautiful. I got the album after hearing "Almost Lover," and liked it upon first listen while playing Scrabble, especially the last track "Borrowed Time." But after I listened to it more closely, I have to say I started to cringe at how cheesy this album is. Allegedly her lyrics are based on a number of fantasy works she's read growing up, so it seems appropriate that this album sounds like a four-year-old's cup of tea. The album's backing orchestral arrangements add to its fantastic feel, and it's exceptionally produced, but this just results in a sound that is way too over the top, like a G-rated computer-animated Disney film. I would like to hear her stripped down, just her and her piano, with some more heartfelt lyrics, rather than these bedtime stories.