and Paul Chi
January 28, 2008 12:00 PM

Girls and Boys |


You won’t find a more delightful two-minute ditty around right now than “The Way I Am,” the handclapping highlight of singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson’s second album. Airy and acoustic, it floats along on a cloud of joy as Michaelson makes such romantic professions as “I’d buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair.” No matter how bitter about love you may be, we dare you not to crack a smile. There’s more where that came from by this unsigned New York artist, whose tunes have been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, The Hills and One Tree Hill. Other standouts include “Breakable,” which showcases the fragile beauty in Michaelson’s voice and her light touch with a song, and the achingly lovely piano ballad “Corner of Your Heart,” which will surely warm your ticker.

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