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This review is from: Shine (Audio CD)
After recently listening to this album I can honestly say that this is only 1 out of 2 albums that I can listen to and absolutely love every song! (the other being Amy Winehouse - Back To Black)
Estelle had already made her mark in the UK with The 18th Day but Shine definately puts her out there for the rest of the world and she deserves all the success she is getting (#1 in the UK charts right now with American Boy)
Its a shame that she had to go to USA to get an album that she'd be recognised for world wide but she still keeps her LDN roots close to her and this is expressed with the various slang used in her songs so she hasnt totally sold us out *cough* joss stone *cough*.
All in all this is a classic album and even reminds me of a Lauryn Hill album (kind of a co-incidence seen as though Wyclef Jean produces some of the tracks on Shine) and I hope it takes Estelle far!