Annie Lennox Bare (BMG) The title refers to the veteran pop rock star's decision to musically bare her soul, unmask her private anguish, make known her despair. For those who didn't know, Annie Lennox was recently divorced. As one half of the spectacularly popular Eurythmics, it made sense that this very personal output remain a solo project. Many of the song titles are positive and a listen that does not focus too hard on lyrics shows Lennox in charge of her usual impressive vocal range and trademark sound, though perhaps a little more Motown soul-like in places than before. But listen harder to what might sound like Roberta Flack on the catchy Wonderful - surely destined to be a single - and her self-flagellation at being gullible in her marriage, though without direct reference, is unmissable. Bitter Pill, Loneliness and The Saddest Song I've Got are a little more direct. So, should we be privy to Lennox's music as therapy? The answer could be that if that's what it takes to motivate her to record a CD, then yes. The blistering presence of all those mentioned above benefit from the artist's current mood, even if she is wearing her heart on her sleeve. Depressing but interesting and often powerful stuff. An accompanying DVD contains stripped-down studio recordings of two tracks from the album and a 10-minute interview in which Lennox comes over all humble and philosophical.