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Late in the night, I caught most of Ellie Goulding's set, and the British dance-pop star can easily win over a crowd. The few studio songs I had heard hadn't totally wowed me, but live, with a pair of synths offering textures and a live drummer providing a kick, Goulding's likable personality seemed to be given more lift. Vocally, Goulding wouldn't be out of place on Lilith Fair, and it gave her a dash of sweetness that set her apart from much of club-pop.
-- Todd Martens in Austin, Texas
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