Singer Charlotte Church returns with her sixth studio effort, 2010's Back to Scratch. Featuring production from Martin Terefe, the album comes after Church took a year off to have her second child in 2008. A mix of adult alternative pop songs, Back to Scratch is Church's second proper pop album and the follow-up to 2005's R&B and dance-oriented Tissues and Issues. Back to Scratch also features a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[R]eally blood good, from Joan Osborne-type Southern blues to a crystalline cover of Joni Mitchell's 'River.'"
Uncut (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the original songs that impress, a tangle of decisive chord changes and strong melodies that showcase Church's rangy voice."