KT Tunstall's debut album Eye To The Telescope is the creative consequence of her inquiring imagination. "My songs examine and explore little specific emotions or situations or stories," she explains. "They're kitchen tabl... more »e songs, like a conversation between me and one other person. It's almost like an alien has been sent to get emotional samples from human beings and put it all together on a record." KT Tunstall Photos More You Might Enjoy
KT Tunstall's debut album Eye To The Telescope is the creative consequence of her inquiring imagination. "My songs examine and explore little specific emotions or situations or stories," she explains. "They're kitchen table songs, like a conversation between me and one other person. It's almost like an alien has been sent to get emotional samples from human beings and put it all together on a record." KT Tunstall Photos More You Might Enjoy
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Russell B. (Slim) from BENSALEM, PA Reviewed on 4/9/2016...
Kevin H. (djscomics) Reviewed on 1/9/2011...
This is a fun album. I love KT's voice and her songwriting skills and singing are very sophisticated for one so young. I own her entire discography ay present, and will continue to support this fine artist. Highly recommended for those who like unpretentious rock/pop music with strong female vocals.
David N. (ilikeallmusic) from GADSDEN, AL Reviewed on 12/24/2006...
CD and artwork are Mint!!
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Laura T. from BURKBURNETT, TX Reviewed on 6/27/2006...
An awesome CD.
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KT Tunstall is a "Sell Out"
Jeffrey N. Fritz | San Francisco, CA United States | 02/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KT Tunstall (Is that pronounced "Katy"? If so, how cute!) recently performed in San Francisco, where I live. Unfortunately the show was sold-out and I couldn't get tickets. Although the venue wasn't large, any new or relatively unknown artist that sells out a performance in a city like San Francisco deserves notice. So I decided to check out her CD "Eye To The Telescope." (So named because her father was a physicist who took her to the observatory at St Andrew's University in Scotland.)
Her first effort is admirable. She has a taste of Bonnie Raitt, a little bit of Judy Collins and a whole lot of originality in her music. The CD is a pleasure to listen to. Each tune is different from the others on the CD, yet each manages to have a catchy phrase that sticks in the mind. It's the kind of music you can still hear long over the CD is over.
This is a good CD and an excellent first start for this talented artist."
Finally, some good music!
Gregory J. Casteel | Athens, AL United States | 09/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am neither young nor hip. The music that today's kids listen to is grating on my ears. I have eclectic musical tastes, and listen to everything from classical, to jazz, to folk, to rock; but I can't stand hip hop, dance music, or Top-40 pop. Give me Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, or Pink Floyd. I have no use for Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, or Diddy. In other words, I want more from my music than a beat you can dance to and some sexy choreography. In order to get my attention, music must have some depth to it. I want substance; not just superficial flash.
KT Tunstall is the real deal. Unlike most young singers today, she's got actual musical talent. Her songs are lyrical and catchy. They have a way of getting under your skin. And she performs them perfectly. No dancing; no flashy costumes; nothing to distract you from the music -- KT Tunstall doesn't need any of that. She can sing. She can play. She can write songs. This isn't kiddie music (though she does seem to appeal to younger listeners as well as to those of us who are a bit more mature). It's good to know that someone as genuinely talented as KT Tunstall is getting recognition and commercial success in the world of popular music. Maybe we're finally starting to emerge out of the era of lame kiddie pop, hip hop, and dance music that began in the mid-1990s, and are entering a new era of quality music. (Probably not; but a guy can dream.) At the very least, I hope to hear more from KT Tunstall in the coming years."
I have faith in music again !!!!
Lance Lazewski | Buffalo, New York | 10/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Next to my wife, in my 48 years of life, music has been my passion. In recent times, its been very hard for me to find anything I like. The American music "powers to be" want to do nothing but shove hip hop, fluff & shallow "Pop Tarts" (Britney, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton & on & on & on.........) down our throats. FINALLY, after about 20 years, a breath of fresh air !!! I stumbled upon K T Tunstall channel surfing & came accross the tail end of her Soundstage concert televised on PBS about a month ago. I didn't know who she was at the time but was greatly impressed with the couple of songs I heard. I purchased the cd last week & by coincidence, heard she was coming to Buffalo last Friday (9-29-06). I listened to the CD & I couldn't believe my ears. This is the most talented artist to come along in ages. I can't get enough of this cd. The opening tune, "Other side of the world", is as beautiful of a song as your ever going to hear. The chord progressions & KT's sweet vocals send chills down my spine. The next tune, " Another place to fall", has a bit of an edge & shows another side of this multi talented artist. I'm not going to analyze each track, but they compliment each other well. The 2 more "up tempo" songs, "Black horse & the cherry tree" & "Suddenly I see", are excellent. Before I bought the cd, I read various reviews. I heard KT compared to Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Melissa Etheridge among others. I was a little skeptical. I said to myself, no one can be THAT GOOD !!?? Well guess what, SHE IS. She's a genuine artist who pours everything she has into her music. A great writer, musician & most of all, singer. Oh, & I almost forgot, performer. My wife & I caught her show in Buffalo last week & it has to rank in the top 5 I've seen in my lifetime. Not alot of dancing around, no elaborate stage set up although she has a great band with her, no lasers or fancy lightshow, just her musical talent & thats enough to take you away. I HAVE FAITH IN MUSIC AGAIN !!!!!!! YES !!!!!!"
Tough to categorize, but easy to love
Dr. Emil "Tom" Shuffhausen | Central Gulf Coast | 02/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was spending a long time recently browsing through my local music store and found myself continually being drawn to the young lady singing on the sound system. Finally, I did something I seldom do: I went to the clerk and asked "Who IS this playing?" I thought it was either Fiona Apple or something new from former Sixpence None the Richer singer Leigh Nash.
I confess, I hadn't heard of KT Tunstall before, but I was very struck by her music. She's a little bit jazzy, a little folky, smooth and fiesty, acoustic-but-rocking ... I don't know what to call her music except great.
"Other Side of the World" is a funky, kicky leadoff track, and things don't slack off after that. "Another Place to Fall" rocks a bit in a crunchy granola kind of way. The plucky "Suddenly I See" is pretty much irresistable pop. The CD alternately soars and sighs, but never sinks or falters. It's really an amazingly mature and accomplished work from such a new, young artist.
Take Norah Jones, Nelly Furtado, Dido, Carol King, the aforementioned Nash and Apple, Sarah MacLaughlin, Bonnie Raitt, and, just for the heck of it, The Corrs, and put them all in a blender...or maybe a cappucino machine...shake and warm, and you might have something like KT Tunstall. And that's a good thing."
Move over Melissa
D. Giles | Kenosha, Wisconsin USA | 01/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit, I don't listen to the hottest radio stations. That's why I didn't hear Black Horse and a Cherry Tree until a year after it was a hit. The first time I heard it, I was hooked, which doesn't happen often now that I'm 50-something. KT's renditions reminded me a lot of Melissa Etheridge's early songs like Brave and Crazy and Chrome Plated Heart. There's a bit of a Bonnie Raitt sound there, too. My other immediate favorites on the "Eye" album were Miniature Disasters and Suddenly I See. But after listening to the album (yea, I still use album-speak) I've come to appreciate Another Place to Fall and Silent Sea, too. The lyrics in Miniature Disasters will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to keep their eye on the prize while listening to their heart and trying to find their place in the world. If you're going to get songs stuck in your head, it might as well be ones that make you smile and supplicate your inner acoustic rocker."