Music review entries

June 07, 2007

One of the best Albums this year

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4 out of 5 stars

Ok Joss Stone’s and Amy Winehouse’s albums are my favourites this year. Mutya Buena surprises me with this album. She’s got the voice and the air about her that makes her as special as these 2 divas. She has always been my favourite Sugababe and I really hope that she’s going to do very well with her debut album. Absolutely soulful with poptastic twist. With the first single being at no 2 on the singles chart, this album is set to make another record!

I love all songs but the clear stand outs are:
Real girl, Not your baby, Its not easy, Wonderful, Song for Mutya, B Boy Baby, This is not real love

Keep’em comin; Moocherrrr!!!!


June 02, 2007

Mutya is a Real Talent … indeed!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic single. Bouncy and soulful. The remixes are fabulous as well. A big must-have this summer!!!

You can catch her unplugged performance here: Link


April 04, 2007

Kate Bush?

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4 out of 5 stars

Must be one of the most haunting releases of the year. Siobhan explores a bit of Kate Bush’s territory in this song. Love the vocal and Siobhan and Mutya are always my favourite sugababes. Pure vocal edging innocence. Very well done!!!


March 27, 2007

Fresh

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5 out of 5 stars

This must be one of the best singles of the year!!! Absolutely fresh and catchy with substance. Love Daniel Merriweather’s vocal on this track. I thought that Mark was the singer. Still Can’t wait for the full album: Version!

This single will be out on 2nd April! A must buy!!!”

Mark’s MySpace
Daniel’s MySpace


March 23, 2007

Bubbly Soul

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4 out of 5 stars

This album is like a cross between Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.. pure soul and clean old school funk. dare I say perfect vocal!! My favourite track is : put your hands on me. Wow!!!! Perfect soul pop for the summer. Clean simple beat with such soulful vocal.

All in all, it is a must have album this year!!!!!


March 21, 2007

MAGICAL

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4 out of 5 stars

This album is absolutely magical. Soulful, passionate and catchy in a poppish way. Robin is a grammy winning song writer as well as producer. But he’s not that famous as a single. This is his second album and it’s fabulous!!!!! It’s on rotation on my mp3 player.

Check out his myspace: Link


February 07, 2007

Fresh

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Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

I’ve caught this song on the radio many times but I didn’t know who it was. Somehow the backup vocal was very familiar. Sounds very much like Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley. I am right! It’s Kelis featuring Cee-Lo. Very fresh indeed… quite a transformation from Milkshake to such a poppy, easy-listening, fresh Lil’ Star. I totally love it.


November 13, 2006

Absolutely DIVINE

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5 out of 5 stars

What can I say… attitude, chic, cool, fresh... absolutely worth buying! The best pop album this year I must say esp if u like a complicated, edgy and ClassySassy pop with ska, electronic and raggae influences. The vocal arrangements have the All Saints trademark all over them. Who can make ” oohh tiki tiki tiki” sounds cool. LOL

Shaznay Lewis is such a classy song writer. This album is less moody than their last 2 albums. It has a lot of funky beats and interesting vocals.

My take on the tracks:

Rock Steady 9/10

A good first single from the album. Fresh sounding. The raggae ska influences work well with the girls’ vocal arrangements. It debuts at no 3 this week which is good enough for a band who faded into obscurity for 5 years.

Chick Fit 9/10

This will be the second single planned for release. It’s a bit different from any of their previous work until you hear the tight harmony and minor-keyed chorus. Electronika Pop with attitude. It will definitely hit the top 3 at least.

On & On 7/10

This is like a follow up to Pure Shore. It’s nice and haunting but it sounds like pure shore.. which is actually more of a good thing than bad for those who love their moody take on pop.

Scar 8/10

Groovy beat with funky brass… very raggae but fresh. A big favourite to be the 3rd single.

Not Eazy 9/10

Funky and a bit retro. Shaznay’s vocal is a bit more prominent here. Fantastic!!! This should be the third single.

Hell No 7/10

This track is less outstanding but the arrangement for the chorus is quite clever IMHO. A grower.

One Me & You 8/10

This single is a reminder of when they used to work with William Orbit. Love this track. The chorus bit is cool.

Headlock 7/10

This is esp for funk rock fans. Catchy beat.

Too Nasty 8/10

Nicole sounds a bit like Gwen Stefani on this track. Another clever arrangements and crazy beats.

In It To Win 7/10

Another moody take on pop. An All Saints trademark.

Flashback 7/10

Funky and rocky.

Fundamental 6/10

A good mellow last track on the album. It gives you a final reminder of why they are such a great group.

This album is indeed a must have…an album with NO fillers deserves 5 stars!!!! BUT be warned: You won’t find any bubble gum pop on this album!!!! It’s for the serious music lover haha


November 10, 2006

Welcome back

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5 out of 5 stars

Melanie Blatt commented ” It’s not a comeback, its a continuation…” Whatever you want to call it girls, its great to have you back!!! Classy, sassy and cool. This single has All Saints written all over it with a bit of ska raggae. Fantastic!!! If it doesn’t go to No 1 this week, I guess people just don’t know what they’re missin’.

I’ve had a preview of their album Studio 1. WOW! Most songs sound like nothing we have heard before esp on today’s chart… Somethin’ kind of oohh… what is that all about!!!! The album Studio 1 is filled with quality music… not those straighforward bubblegum, but songs with substance. The music and vocal arrangements are just tight and different from any other bands.

Watch out for: Chick Fit, Scar, One U and Me, Not that eazy, On and On…. well all of the songs. There is not a single filler in the album.


June 13, 2006

Mario is BACK!!!!

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Gallery (CD Single)
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

Gosh it must have been over a year since Mario left the American idol show. I was rooting for him to win and when he left the show was left dull!!!

His debut single is absolutely smooth and soulful. Written by the "So Sick" Ne–Yo, the song compliments his voice and his latino root. I so dig his vocals and the melody. I hope that he will do very well surpassing the winners of AI.. well Kelly excluded :)

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