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4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent, 13 July 2004
Everyone's always known Shaznay as the talent and driving force behind All Saints, so Open, even before the first listen, has so much to live up to. Shaznay draws diversely on jazz, reggae, pop and funk, fusing together in my favourite track Heart Made Me A Fool, plus the breathless On The Radio and Butterflies. But she takes it down a notch with the beautifully understated first single Never Felt Like This Before, and the gorgeous, harmony-laden You.
The album has its let-downs with the rather weak Mr Weatherman, and the repetitive Don't Know What To Say (on the subject of writer's block, which she obviously wasn't over by that stage) but even these can be enjoyed.
But overall, as expected, a class album.
Best Track: Heart Made Me A Fool, You
Worst Track: Mr Weatherman