's songwriting and musical skills sharpened considerably on her second album, This Fire
. Occasionally, she flirts a little too closely with Sarah McLachlan
territory, but Cole
has developed her own, subtly mature style, equally informed by textured electronics, light worldbeat influences, and soul-baring lyrics. "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" may epitomize the sound of the album, but it only scratches the surface of what This Fire
has to offer.