Released: 16th February 2004.
>Plumb: exactly vertical; a delicious fruit (okay, so we have to use some imagination with the spelling), and now a female vocalist. Actually, Plumb isn't all that new; in 1997 she released her debut album as vocalist in a band called... Plumb. In fact, you may even remember Plummet's cover of their song, "Damaged".
Somewhere along the line, though, Tiffany Arbuckle ditched the rest of the band. Were they abducted by aliens? Did they slip down the back of the sofa? Who knows? Who cares? The only question on everyone's lips is: does Plumb's latest offering make the grade?
Plumbs vocals, reminisent of Sarah Mclachlan with more attitude, are complemented by the album's decent pace and production. It kicks off with an Alanis Morrisette style rocker "Free", demonstrating Plumb's stadium rock side. Another stand-out is the Evanesence-esque "Boys Don't Cry", which showpieces both sides of Plumb's versatile vocals.
Her deep, thought-provoking lyrics tackle issues such as pride and hypocrisy in "Unnoticed", and the scars of emotional pain "Nice Naive And Beautiful". If you enjoy the likes of Speedway, The Cranberries, Avril Lavigne or Amy Studt, you might find this effort interesing.
Plumb has come a long way since debuting in a Christian band, and her solo debut is an emotional rollercoaster full of catchy, well crafted tracks, that will last for years in your collection. "Beautiful Lumps Of Coal" glistens above other albums like a well polished diamond.