0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Massive let down...,
This review is from: Open (Audio CD)
After hearing the wonderful 'Never Felt Like This Before', I was awaiting this album with anticipation. I can't help feel massively disappointed.
From 60's tinged 'Dance' to the reggae mess of 'Mr Dawg' (common across quite a few songs here) - this is an album trying to be too many things to too many people. There's also way too many blatant sample loops.
Shaznay's appeal is her distinctive voice. 'You' is a nice ballad and does allow her voice to come through, but the best song on the album for me is still 'Never Felt Like This Before' (not a clear representation of the rest of the album AT ALL!).
There are quite a few songs ('Heart Made Me A Fool' is one) which sound like she's forcing her voice above the backing, and that spoils her tone.
I read somewhere she was set to oust Beverley Knight as the new queen of British Soul/RnB. Beverley Knight's new album absolutely blows this out of the water.
I've changed the stars from three to two to three to two etc. It's staying as a two as I'm really not interested in listening to it after just a few listens.
I do hope she makes another album - as I said, I do like her voice a lot, but she needs better material than this offers.