I wanted this cd and was waiting for its release date, although after reading some of the reviews here I must confess I was ummming and ahhhing about whether to. However, I love Nicole's voice and have the Pussy Cat Doll albums and I was lucky to have this bought me for my Mother's Day present (although to be fair I did pick it myself)...and I say lucky because I absolutely love it and in my humble opinion every track stands out on its own.
The first time I listened to it I was obviously familiar with Poison, Don't Hold Your Breath & Heartbeat, but the other tracks I had not heard before (apart from the snippets on Amazon of each track which don't really give you a true insight into the track) and to be fair I was not sure what to think, I knew there were some great upbeat tracks which had some great hooks and a few slower tracks but to be honest after the first play there was not a track from the songs I hadn't heard that made me think 'wow'. However, something made me think this is definitely a grower (and in my experience the growers are the cd's that you listen to most of the time from there on in) and I am absolutely happy to say that after the second play and familiarity had stepped in and then the third play, that was it I was hooked. I have had it in my car constantly since Mother's Day and my two young children love it too! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if we all had the same taste in music it would be a boring old world but in my, as I said, humble opinion this is a FANTASTIC album and I for one can't wait to hear Ms Scherzinger next album!! It has definitely gotten under my skin and I find myself, at the most bizarre times, singing or humming away to one of tracks from the album which is in my head at that time! Thanks Nicole for a great soundtrack to my Mothers Day!!!