Tweet's unmistakable alto and lyrically driven songs were the key attractions on her debut, "Southern Hummingbird." That album spawned the tongue-in-cheek hit "Oops (Oh My)." Those same talents are in

Tweet's unmistakable alto and lyrically driven songs were the key attractions on her debut, "Southern Hummingbird." That album spawned the tongue-in-cheek hit "Oops (Oh My)." Those same talents are in full effect here. However, while her first effort overall carried a darker, somber tone, "It's Me Again" finds a more self-satisfied and confident Tweet embarking on a new chapter in her life, one where her brightened outlook overrides the bad and moves forward. Previous dancefloor forays ("Oops" and "Call Me") are recalled in the playful first single, "Turn Da Lights Off," featuring Missy Elliott. But it is the soulful, slower-tempoed numbers that provide the album's more intriguing moments. Ballad "Cab Ride" effectively weaves in the theme from the TV classic "Taxi," while "Small Change" slyly alludes to the worth of a particular man. Another highlight: "The Two of Us," where Tweet sings with her teenage daughter.—GM

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