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Her best album yet
on 5 September 2011
Never was a die-hard fan of Miss Chisholm. I have only her first "Northern Star" album with eberybody's favorites "I Turn to You", "Never Be the Same Again" and the title track itself. But that album was released back in 2001. It's been 10 years now. I know that after that she has recordered 3 or 4 albums. Not very successful ones, I have to admit.
And here is "The Sea", Ladies & Gentlemen. Melanie said 'no more' to boring melodies and semi-acoustic sound which made every track look the same, no more albums full of annoying ballads. 'The Sea' is full of different genres (pop, rock, dance, country), upbeat tracks (Rock Me, Think About It, Stupid Game) beatiful midtempo numbers with personal and sentimental lyrics (Weak,Burn) and amazing ballads (Get Out of Here, Ony by One). Also the album contains one HUGE track. The song entitled "Enemy" is 8:11 minutes long and was chosen to close the album. Great choise. Enemy is an epic song with rock beats, orchestra and very powerful edge. It's a shame UK version doesn't include AMAZING track "Let there Be Love". Also terrific song "Stop This Train" and "Cruel Intentions" are missing here. But even without them "The Sea" is a solid pop album, full of potential hits.
Give Melanie another chance, people. She truly deserves this. I write reviews very rare. But here I just felt like I must share my feeling, because it is one (if the the only one) of best pop albums of 2011. THANK U, MELANIE!!! GREAT WORK!