4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A hugely promising debut with some real stand-out tracks,
This review is from: Innocent Eyes (Audio CD)
My first thoughts on hearing Delta Goodrem was releasing a record? 'Great, another bland actress turned pop puppet'. One listen of her debut single 'Born to Try' changed all that.
Delta is a talented singer, pianist and writer - and as the blurb on this product page says, her PR people are keen to push that. But why not when it's all true? Rather than the usual 10 track pop disc, this is a mix of piano ballads and lively tunes with soft rock elements, and is surprisingly long for a debut at 14 tracks.
Hit singles 'Born to Try', 'Lost Without You' and title track 'Innocent Eyes' all stand out, but these aren't the only memorable moments. 'Predictable', 'Not Me, Not I' and 'Throw it Away' all deserve a mention, as does 'Longer', wasted as the B-side of 'Born to Try'.
The only thing that stops this album from getting a fifth star is that towards the end, a couple of the tracks become samey, and you feel the producers were perhaps too keen to include everything Delta herself wrote to push the 'young, pretty AND she writes it!' image. But these certainly don't spoil this very promising debut. If she gets her second album right, Delta Goodrem could leave the tag of Neighbours actress turned popstar far behind her.