Firstly...I agree with Rod!
Its those big brown eyes and poutly lips..I had a huuuuge crush on her as a young 'un. I remember her on Top Of The Pops singing Wow (I think) she was sat at a piano, dressed in her usual bohemian way with a Bardot/Lennon style cap. Phwoargeous.
Still to new to the latest album so I cant offer a proper opinion on it but I think I fabvour the second disc, its got Rolf (God) Harris on it for a start...
I prefer her slower stuff to be honest but its all good.
Faves (in no particular order)
Man With A Child In His Eyes (love the piano and the minor chords used, great lyrics too)
Experiment IV-bit of an 80's style rocker, but I love the "X-files" lyrics.
The Dreaming-just for her crazy Aussie singing (she's a crazy ga)l and wierd instrumentation, very evocative.
Wuthering Heights-groundbreaking, what a debut, she uses her voice like an instrument.For the most part of the song, its just the voice supplying the melody. Great Thin Lizzy style guitar at the end too.
Running Up That Hill- great rythmn.
Babooshka-for THAT costume, shallow I know, but its her fault!!
Wow-great spooky vibe to it.
To cut a long list short, even her weaker tracks offer far more to the listener than a lot of the crap you get, the music world is a lot better off for her bringing new stuff out.
In an ideal world she would tour the album too, but I HIGHLY doubt thats going to happen !