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Good moments.. But had so much more potential.
on 11 January 2004
I bought this album purely because I needed some new material to listen to, and because the first single was so catchy. I was never an S Club fan.. but I figured with Rachel Stevens being her record companies top priority at the time, she would definitely get some of the best producers.. people like Cathy Dennis, who seems to do no wrong at the moment.
The album took some time to grow on me.. The first three tracks are great - Funky Dory is a real smooth piece of music with the corniest lyrics ever - but smooth almost R&B nonetheless. 'Fools' is catchy as hell.. and could be a great single, if they beefed it up slightly. 'Glide' is smooth too...fun, light hearted.
My album highlight is the only ballad, 'Heaven has to Wait' - again, Cathy Dennis, but I give Rachel credit for singing it with real warmth - I still listen to the track almost every night, and it stills makes me all reminiscent. It has an awesome melody, the type you just wanna sing along to, or listen to with the lights down.
From here the album does go downhill. Blue Afternoon (track 7) is nice enough, summery sing along melody, but nothing special. 'Ive got the money' is pretty boring, as is 'Solid' and 'Silk'. I find myself stopping the album after track 6 ('Heaven') nowadays, sometimes at 7 if I'm in the mood.
Overall, Id say there was a lot of this potential with the album. The record company would probably have spared no expense. But it is obvious that the team behind it were in a hurry to release it by a certain date.