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START SCREAMING THE HALLIWELL GOSPEL
on 29 May 2001
With the infamous new figure and the love/hate cover version of It's Raining Men, the original princess of pop returns with a surprisingly cracking album. Scream if you wanna go faster is an up-beat, storming pop album. Geri plays to her strengths in her second solo albu, and if this is anything to go by, far from last. Opening with the 60s retro title track Scream if you wanna go faster, things take a slight dip with the next track, Shake your Bootie Cutie. Although it's not a bad song, her referances to sexy daddies and hot mammas are laughable. Things pick up with the belt-it-out ballad Calling, and reach further heights with the infuriatingly funky soon-to-be single Feels like Sex. Circles round the Moon is next, a delightfully summary song rumoured to be on the Harry Potter soundtrack. Things take a more mellow approach with Love is the only Light, which is very pleasant rather than cracking. However, it is made up with the GIRL POWERness of Strength of a woman, a mix between Emma Bunton and Ronan Keaton. Don't Call me Baby arrives next, a brilliant Motown-esque track, followed by the frankly annoying reggae attempt in Lovey Dovey stuff. It's Raining Men storms out of your sound system next, sounding better with every listen. Next, Heaven & Hell (Being Geri Halliwell) pops out of the blue, a punk rock/pop track full of humour and good messages. I was made that way floats nicely away and calls the end to an irrisistabley addictive album. For fans of Schizophonic, you will only grow with love for Miss Halliwell. For those of you who wanted to slap her whenever she popped up on TOTP, you will be eating an enormous slice of humble pie. Geri has finally found her level musically and lyrically, and has crafted a delightful pop album which you can simply not ignore. Bravo Miss Halliwell!