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Sharleen Hasn't Jumped On The Bandwagon!,
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So, it's the best and worst timing for sharleen's great solo debut... it's been too long since texas' last album (which of course flopped spectacularly.. was I the only one who loved every single song on that album?).. I have missed hearing new material from Sharleen and her great voice. But why couldn't this album have come a bit sooner, because now everyone is writing her off for "jumping on the bandwagon" as another singer ripping of amy winehouse (like she owns the sound of the sixties?, and actually Emma Bunton - ex spice girl tried first to revive the sixties style of music with her 04 Free Me album and 06 album Life in Mono which surprisingly weren't without merit either).
Sadly, I fear sharleen faces an uphill struggle I'm afraid with this album .... Not because it's bad...they are catchy songs and well crafted and suit her voice, she has cleverly crafted it with radio in mind too... none of the tracks last longer than 3 minutes or so..
It is a solid album and not a total 360 turn for Sharleen because texas always had hints of that sixties sound and their white on blonde album in particular wasn't adverse to the sound of an orchestra...
But how is she going to stand out from Winehouse and Duffy and Gabriella Cilmi... I hope people cut her a bit of slack but a lot of the reviews and critics of this album have dismissed it already.. here's hoping radio is on her side this time but they did dismiss the last texas album which was crammed full of potential hits too, didn't they?