February 23, 2009 12:00 PM

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Taking the role of background vocalist to heavenly heights, Lisa Hannigan was Damien Rice’s secret weapon on both 2003’s O and 2006’s 9. While her dreamy solo debut doesn’t match the sheer brilliance of those discs, it proves that this Irishwoman can stand on her own as a singer and a songwriter.

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