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SO is OK
on 23 January 2015
Back in the summer of 2003 whilst flicking between the various music channels, the sounds of two young female artists caught my ears with the first song I'd heard from either. One was Amy Studt with "Misfit", the other was Stacie Orrico and "Stuck". Impressed enough with "Misfit" to try an album, I bought Amy Studt's "False Smiles" and was so disappointed with it, I never gave Stacie Orrico's self titled album a thought. Soon after, both seemingly dropped off the musical radar and I forgot about them.
Earlier this year, I heard the first single from Orrico's second album "Beautiful Awakening" and, whilst not terribly impressed, it did remind me of her existence. This is turn made me think of how good "Stuck" had sounded and made me wonder if I hadn't perhaps dismissed her too hastily those years before. After all, the cream does rise to the top and with Orrico managing a second album, which Studt hasn't up to this point; maybe a sign that she was, in fact, the better of the two.
Whilst there's nothing especially brilliant about the album, although some of the tracks are pretty good examples of the pop and R 'n' B genres, this certainly isn't a bad album, either. It's fairly average in length, at 12 tracks and 43 minutes, but certainly no less than average at any stage, with some real stand out tracks.
Orrico is definitely worth a chance, especially if you're into pop-R 'n' B. If you're a fan of the likes of Jamelia, Beyonce and Destiny's Child, as well as some of Christina Aguilera's earlier songs, you're likely to find something you'll enjoy here; possibly not the whole album, but enough to make it worth buying.
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