I first discovered All Saints a year or so after their breakup, and purchased their first album at a carboot stall for under a pound. In all honesty, I wasn't too keen on the CD and left it on a dusty shelf where it remained
A while later, I decided to give them a second chance and bought their second album "Saints and Sinners", and boy was I impressed! It stayed playing on my Stereo for sooo long. I later revisited the first album too, and got more into it.
When I heard they were reforming I couldn't believe it. I loved the Rock Steady song, and knew I had to get this album...the verdict?
I can say with all honesty that this album, despite not having the best sales, is truly 1 you need to go and buy NOW if you havent already. Sure, there are a few fillers which are OK, but nothing here is terrible. Some of the songs such as Flashback, Chick Fit, and my personal favourite Too Nasty will no doubt be playing on "Repeat" for ages, and keep your foot tapping. There's something for everyone here, and you can really hear the many different influences. Whereas Shaznay wrote almost all the songs in older days, now all the girls have tried their hand at songwriting. It's a great effort, and good to see Natalie and Nicole getting more involved in the group as a whole. In Rock Steady, Nicole gets to sing a whole verse, and her voice really shines through.
All Saints have definitely matured in the years since their split, and this album is 1 you definitely dont want to miss out on, I urge you to buy this now!