Picks and Pans Review: Sia

UPDATED 01/23/2006 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/23/2006 at 01:00 AM EST

Colour the Small One AMBIENT

Fans of HBO's Six Feet Under will know 29-year-old Australian-born singer Sia Furler from “Breathe Me,” the haunting ballad that accompanied the poignant ending of August's series finale. While none of the other tracks on her U.S. solo debut match that song's majestic beauty, Sia (pronounced “SEE-ah”) aptly utilizes her hypnotic voice to create ideal downtempo background music for spa treatments and dorm-room make-out sessions. While a few cuts (like “Sweet Potato”) are a bit monotonous, most of Colour, especially “Sunday” and “The Bully” (which she wrote with Beck), is as soothing as an aromatherapy candle.

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