3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great album, with variety,
This review is from: Gary Go (Audio CD)
This is a really great album, which I bought after hearing 'Wonderful' on the radio.
Most of the tracks are just good quality pop, with a modern Take That style sound. Here are a few highlights:
Track 2 - A pop ballad but has lots of variety in it to keep it fresh - including passages in 5/4 time - keeps your interest.
Track 4 - Wonderful - the great song that people would have heard. The version here is a bit longer than the single version (just has a bit of repetition in it)
Track 6 - Brooklyn - another gentle ballad, but really well performed and sung - there are some high notes and big intervals that are just sung so effortlessly - a really natural singer.
Track 7 - Refuse to Lose - probably the 'heaviest' song on the album and builds to a wonderful crescendo at the end. Think of it as Elbow meets Muse.
Track 11 - Black and White Days - pop again, but great lyrics and a really nice flow, and again sung really well with an effortless style - my favourite on the album.
So - most of it is modern Take That -style pop, but really good pop! But with a few great ballads and heavier numbers thrown in, there's enough variety to make a really good album.