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Sticks + Stones [CD]

Cher Lloyd Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Syco
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,749 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Grow UpCher Lloyd feat. Busta Rhymes 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Want U BackCher Lloyd 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. With Ur LoveCher Lloyd feat. Mike Posner 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Swagger JaggerCher Lloyd 3:12£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Beautiful PeopleCher Lloyd feat. Carolina Liar 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Playa BoiCher Lloyd 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Superhero (Album Version)Cher Lloyd 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Over The MoonCher Lloyd 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dub On The TrackCher Lloyd feat. Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten and Ghetts 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. End Up HereCher Lloyd 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Recorded over eight months in Europe and the USA, Cher’s debut features the touch of some of music’s most illustrious producers and writers. Max Martin (Britney, Katy Perry, Usher), Red One (Lady Gaga, J-Lo), Shellback (Pink, Maroon 5,), Savan Kotecha (Britney, Usher), Kevin Rudolph (Lil Wayne) and TMS (Dappy, Professor Green, Lily Allen) have all collaborated with Cher to create a collection of contemporary, street-wise pop treasures, with the lady herself co-writing a number of the songs.
"With Ur Love", a Max Martin produced love song which features US singer/songwriter Mike Posner has big beats and soaring melodies. "Grow up" is a reggae influenced song Cher wrote for her generation which sees Cher hook up with legendary rapper Busta Rhymes. Elsewhere on the album Cher hooks up with Red One and samples the legendary Neneh Cherry on "Player Boi", reworking the lyrics of the classic "Buffalo Stance" and incorporating that unmistakeable hook. "Superhero", produced by Jukebox (Willow Smith - Whip My Hair) laments the end of a relationship over a rapturous 'throw back' beat, with Cher left tormented by love's anguish. Demonstrating a diverse sound, Cher partners with American indie rock band Carolina Liar for the emotional "Beautiful People", a powerful heart wrenching ballad.

BBC Review

Cher Lloyd's Swagger Jagger is perhaps the most unloved number one in recent memory. Understandably so – it's not just a clunky bunk-up between Black Eyed Peas-aping beats and the melody from Little Donkey, but also strangely defensive for a debut single. "You can't stop looking at me, so get up out my face" is not a line anyone wants to hear from an 18-year-old pop starlet who's supposed to be Living The Dream.

Fortunately, it's quite the worst thing on the X Factor scamp's debut album. Her current single With Ur Love, a bubblegum RnB number that's roughly as easy to resist as a pie sat cooling on your neighbour's windowsill, is more representative. Featuring songwriting contributions from RedOne and sundry graduates of the Max Martin School of Hitmaking, Sticks + Stones offers a veritable clew of earworms wrapped up in glossy pop rap packages.

That's not to say it lacks surprises. Beautiful People, a hook-up with Swedish pop-rockers Carolina Liar, could not inaccurately be described as an "emo power ballad". Dub on the Track is a gutsy dubstep nugget featuring cameos from a trio of grime MCs – enough, one suspects, to make Simon Cowell choke on his grass-fed sirloin. Then there's Lloyd's remake of Buffalo Stance, which is so brazen that it even renames Neneh Cherry's 1988 signature hit Playa Boi.

But there's more to the Syco tyke than chutzpah. Her flow won't set Nicki Minaj's surgically-enhanced buttocks aquiver, but she supplies some nice rhymes here and remains puckish enough to namecheck Mr Bean on Grow Up. Throughout, she's a natural and charismatic vocal presence, so much so that Want U Back even creates a recurring hook from – how to put this? – the sound of her ‘frustrated grunts’.

It all adds up to a sassy, splashy modern pop album that rattles through its 10 tracks in a dash under 35 minutes. And the cherry on top of the icing? That dreaded ‘s’ word, the one that rhymes with "brag", "snag" and, erm, "dog tag", appears on just three of them. --Nick Levine

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 27 Nov 2011
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I didn't follow Cher Lloyd on X-Factor, didn't watch the show, but saw her audition on YouTube and thought she was good. Didn't like first single Swagger Jagger but downloaded Talkin' That when it was free on Amazon and it grew on me. Liked her second single and after listening to excerpts of the album when it was released, bought it and think it's a very good first album. I like her voice and the different tones and inflections she brings out.
She won't be everyones cup of tea but it's nice to see someone with talent bring out their own album with new songs that are great rather than an album full of covers. Well done Cher.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Out Of My Way! 18 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
I didn't expect much for this album to be honest, but my mum has loved Cher since she appeared on the X-Factor so I pre-ordered it.

Well it is amazing and is ideal for me. I must warn you that it is teen-pop and the album's singles give a great idea of what the album is like...EXCEPT Swagger Jagger which was purely for effect!

Stand out tracks include:

Beautiful People - which is heartfelt, calm but still so catchy.

End Up Here - a fantastic pop number, but also very true and from the soul. Cher wrote this herself, and that shows. Well done to her for experimenting!

Player Boi - pure pop and oh so fast and catch. My personal favourite!

And all the singles are great.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't be put off if you like pop, this album is great with amazing longevity. BUT IF you are expecting ballads and 10 soulful songs, don't buy it.

I said it was teen pop, but it is basically sugary pop, so don't let that put you off. My 40year old parents love it!

I hope this helps. :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cher Lloyd 24 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
amazing it arrived just before I went on holiday took it with me and listened for hours, fantastic album love it too bits
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy CD 20 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD for my 7 year old daughter, loves this album of Cher Lloyd best buy ever, I enjoy listening to it in the car too. Great Album... Great price too @ £5.99, this album is much better than I expected lots of fab songs.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Cher! 24 Jan 2012
By Josh
Format:Audio CD
This album is cool! Not a track skipped! They're all amazing & catchy, THIS IS AN UNDERRATED ALBUM! Way too many haters keep putting her down, she is good! If she hadn't came from X Factor, I think the approach would have been totally different.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bubbly pop made to go - get it now! 25 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Cher Lloyd, X Factor finalist and pop starlet made an incredible pop record - hard to believe huh?. I say this because I clearly remember a bratty Cher bragging about 'haters' and random stuff right over the end of 2010, which left a bad taste in my mouth.

After a couple of months, she finally unleashed what would be her exquisite debut: 'Swagger Jagger'. The track oozed confidence and, fronted by a colourful image and catchy semi-hip hop beats mixed with heavy synths it definitely won my heart over and the UK's too - scoring herself a #1 smash hit on the back of it. 'With Ur Love', the album's -which was yet untitled back then- 2nd single was a creamy, pastel painted song that features US's Mike Posner, adding some extra flavour to it. Think a bump and grind background track with a carrousel tune and pulsating beats and there you have it - Cher, yet again, managed to captive the public whilts continuing her range of Top 5 hits with it. By this time, I was in complete love with that unnamed and soon to be released album. Gagging for it, her record company unleashed the rightly titled 'Sticks + Stones', addressing Cher's media criticisms and making some contrast with a playful, almost cartoony, album cover.

I remember the day I first got the album in my hands, I was excited and I didn't know what to expect besides the already released singles and found out some true pop gems in this particular listening journey. By that time, I was going to graduate from Med school, so I highly associate the bittersweet undertones of the record with that particular time of my life. I put the record in my car and 'Grow Up' came up, a sizzling semi-rap with a playful tune which is easily hummable and memorable after the very first time you hear it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give her a break 2 Feb 2012
By Roma
Format:Audio CD
I loved Cher on x factor, especially when she sang 'stay' but when swagger jagger came out I was disappointed. I liked her other singles 'with ur love' and 'want u back'. I decided to buy her album to see what it's like. It does sound a bit childish but she is only 17! I think she has made a good first album and it Definitley shows the real her. I think
People should give her a break
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great album 28 Dec 2011
By anders
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
a real great album...catchy songs and a good voice(if a 8 year old sings like this like a read in a other rewiev it must be a deep voiced 8 year old:)..no this is really great and hope another album from cher lloyd will be released...good luck cher
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Regine Schneider
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
great cd
Published 1 month ago by steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Purchase
I bought this to support the local girl after watching her on X Factor. My children love it and there are some lovely catchy songs on there. Well done Cher.
Published 6 months ago by angelina
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for children's party time
Not a bad album at all and I'm glad this bird prevailed out of the X factor rather than a africoon
Published 8 months ago by franco
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
I love Cher Lloyd and we had no problem with the disc itself ( it works perfectly fine) It was a great birthday present for my daughter
Published 8 months ago by Mair R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great value for money fast delivery
a album i can play over and over again
I would recommend it to friends
Published 8 months ago by colin jeary
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Listen
I love Cher and really wanted her album. Every track is brilliant and an enjoyable listen. I look forward to her next album if makes one
Published 9 months ago by musicmad
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS ALBUM
I originally bought the UK version specifically for the Dub on The Track song and I love the whole album.
Published 11 months ago by Crystal Fukata
3.0 out of 5 stars Used to like it!
I bought this a few years ago and i loved it but i think i over listened to it !! so now i have gone off cher lloyd BUT if you like her then get this!!
Published 11 months ago by Bethany Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album!`
Cher Llloyd has three things going for her. First, her voice quality is smooth as silk as well as versatile, so she sings the ballads in a way that grabs your heart and sings the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by RGiltner70
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