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A Surprisingly Good Album,
This review is from: Fame Academy (Audio CD)
As you may expect from an album taken from a TV show there are a lot of cover-versions present in the track listing. However, those songs which made it onto the album which had been written by the students themselves, are actually pretty good.
There must have been a heated debate about whether all the student should be included in the final cut, and fair-play they have been, even though some are less talented than others. Certainly, Ashley and Chris were extremely lucky to have "made the grade". Apart from the occasional average performance there is a certain swagger to some of the voices here. Sinead for one comes across far better here than she did on any of the live shows.
Overall this album is worth a look, especially if you watched the series. My only real disappointment is that David Snedden's song "Stop Living A Lie" is not present, and I subsequently find myself actively resenting some of the weaker students because of this.