Review | Duffy, The Beginning

Out Tuesday 12/7

Us Rating: ***

Duffy doesn't mess with success. For her second effort, the Welsh songbird smartly sticks with the retro-inspired recipe that made her debut, Rockferry, a Grammy-winning smash. Though some bits (the kicky single "Well, Well, Well") feel a tad forced, there's no denying that the tear-jerking '50s-style ballads, à la the melodramatic title track, are winners. (Mercury)