1. The Optimist LP

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A dreamy gem that plays like Beth Orton meets Simon & Garfunkel, the debut full-length from U.K. A dreamy gem that plays like Beth Orton meets Simon & Garfunkel, the debut full-length from U.K. weepsters Turin Brakes is, contrary to the title, anything but optimistic. "I panic at…