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Gabriella Cilmi (pronounced “chill me”) has always taken luck into her own hands. “When I was little, I would cut one piece off a three-leaf clover and put it on another to make a four-leaf clover,” the Melbourne, Australia, native says. So, it’s fitting that her debut album, Lessons to be Learned, will be released on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2009, in ... Read more in Amazon's Gabriella Cilmi Store

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  • Audio CD (22 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B0033UX2JU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. On A Mission
2. Hearts Don't Lie
3. What If You Knew
4. Love Me Cos You Want To
5. Defender
6. Robots
7. Super Hot
8. Boys
9. Invisible Girl
10. Glue
11. Let Me Know
12. Superman
13. Sweet About Me (Twenty Ten Version)

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BBC Review

On paper, Gabriella Cilmi is quite the force to be reckoned with. She’s won six ARIA Awards in her native Australia and performed on the main stage at Glastonbury. But despite this, she’s known for little more than one runaway single and several ad soundtracks. Whether second album Ten will redress the balance remains to be seen, but it certainly comes with a very clear message.

Ten largely dispels the sing-along-a-Winehouse tag that she was unfairly lumped with after her 2008 airplay behemoth Sweet About Me (which, as if to prove the point, is lumped onto the end of the special edition as a reswizzed version). Yet, it’s not a complete departure: while one might expect maturity to equate to a more sophisticated, perhaps ‘older’ sound, Cilmi’s growth isn’t as evident in her material as it is in her confidence. Ten is, for the most part, assertive, brash pop with overt disco influences, but channelled through a woman stood front-and-centre, fists clenched, ready for business.

Lead single On a Mission is the archetypal Xenomania model, all tongue-in-cheek lyrics and give-away-the-farm production. However, her greatest moments seem to come via TLC maestro Dallas Austin, whose unmatchable ear for a melody provides Cilmi with perhaps her strongest material thus far.

Brandishing a plush, experienced voice far beyond her 18 years is undoubtedly key to Cilmi’s appeal, but perhaps goes some way to explaining the difficulty in nailing her niche. There are, however, a number of tracks on Ten that succeed: the melancholic synth magnificence of Love Me Cos You Want To and the 80s pseudo-ballad Glue each manages to marry youth with musicality to great effect.

But her transformation from introverted muso to slinky pop kitten – at least on the surface – means Ten still doesn’t give too a clear indication of where to place Cilmi as an artist. And while that may infuriate chronic pigeonholers, it’s also part of Ten’s beauty – it may be a mere stepping stone to something more defined in the bigger picture, but there’s an unpredictability and a talent on display that implies she knows exactly where she’s going. --Al Fox

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Tom.Bruin on 4 April 2010
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Like many people, I first encountered Gabriella when she was supporting Nouvelle Vague in 2008, and was blown away by her raw talent. An extrememely solid debut album, 'Lessons To Be Learned' followed, showing that she was no mere flash in the pan. Like many artists, she was faced with the dilemma of producing a copy of her successful debut or going in a different direction. 'Ten' is that different direction, following a more electro/pop template.

It begins strongly with two crackers,'On A Mission' and 'Hearts Don't Lie'. They're undeniably derivative, but pop gold nonetheless. Then everything seems to get a bit lost, only coming up for air with the cheekily sassy 'Superhot'. Many of the tracks seem to rely on Gabriella's upper register rather than the gutsy vocal she's capable of. The album ends with a bonus track, an electro reworking of 'Sweet About Me'. This is excellent, at least as good as the original and possibly better. However, the reappearance of 'Sweet About Me' presents a problem for 'Ten'. On 'Lessons To Be Learned' it was one of a number of standout tracks on a strong album; its presence here only seems to accentuate how few of the preceding tracks can hold a candle to it.

This is not to say that 'Ten' is a bad album. It's clearly aimed the current pop market and on those terms it has some success. It's at least as good as 'Hands' by Little Boots and significantly better than the La Roux debut. However, compared to Gabriella's own debut it sounds somehow... generic. When I heard 'Lessons To Be Learned' I though it was the album of an artist with some longevity. 'Ten' seems to be the album of an artist who will sell this year but be off the radar in two years' time.

I hope this isn't the case.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Massimo on 22 Nov. 2013
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I had known Gabriella Cilmi for her firstly hit "Sweet About Me" that has come out a few time before this Album has done it.

So, to listen to some other songs of hers I bought this Album that also contains that hit "Sweet About Me" indeed.

In this her second disc her firstly sound has been kept giving in all the Album a nice musicality that promises good.

A good buying so, reccomended Album.
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The phrase that kept playing over in my mind as I listened to this was "explosion in a synthesiser factory". There is, for this listener, too much synthesiser on this CD. So how can I open with a comment like that and still give the disc four stars? The quality of the songs and of Gabriella's voice allow me to overlook the sometimes overdone electronica.

The disc opens with On A Mission. If you play the CD for the first time having never heard this song you might think you've been sold a Joe Jackson CD instead! On A Mission starts with bass guitar playing the backing to Joe's Steppin' Out. Gabriella admits that this was deliberate as the whole album is meant to be a tribute to the sounds of the early 80s. This is a lively upbeat song and definitely one of the highlights of the disc.

This is followed by Hearts Don't Lie which is quite funky. As a Rock fan I wouldn't usually use this as a compliment, but this is a very enjoyable song.

Then comes What If You Knew: a very catchy song and the second highlight. Then we have Love Me Cos. This is one of the songs that are too electronic for comfort, yet by the end it was definitely growing on me and I decided I had to refer to it as the third highlight.

Next is Defender. This is a much softer song than the four that went before it, although it does build up towards the end. A military snare drum adds to the atmosphere and this is the fourth highlight of the disc. And that's where it starts to go wrong.

Having selected four of the first five songs as highlights I was convinced I was going to write a five-star review. I'm sorry to say that Let Me Know was the only remaining highlight.
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By AMY TAYLOR on 26 Feb. 2014
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Fantastic album. Great songs throughout - no fillers. Lots of favourites to sing along to especially in the car. Great.
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By Ian Divers on 11 Mar. 2013
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The first album was Lessons to be Learned and was amazing. This is the follow up. It is good but slightly different, more poppish! Prefer the first album but have to admit this is growing on me. It is good, but the first album was better in my opinion.
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By miss j m lake on 21 Nov. 2012
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Another great cd from Gabrielle, ease to listen too, play it loud in the car or while dancing round the home
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She's an odd one isn't she Gabriella? She makes the kind of music that I would not normally listen to. After the excellent first album, she made 10, with a change of direction which would have been disappointing were this album not so good. The music has some very good tunes, and is mainly disco and dance. It reminds me at times of Goldfrapp. But the thing that makes this album special, just like the first one, is Gabriella. Her voice carries that special something that makes each song eminently listenable. Highly recommended.

It's only a matter of time before the cognoscenti start going on about how good a singer Gabriella is.
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