5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Album of the year,
This review is from: Between The Sheets (Audio CD)
I've had this album on preorder for over a month now, and when i played it for the first time on Saturday, it was even better than expected.
The hilights are the three singles, China Girl, Chance, I Don;t Want To Talk About It, and Can't Fight Love.
Chance is a lot like Dumb - uptempo dancey number, reminds me a bit of Atomic Kitten - B With You
China Girl is the most meaningful track on the album, and samples Asian music - very different from anything else I have heard before, I hope this becomes a single.
I Don;t Want To Talk About It in a way is similar to On My Knees, it's a slowish tempo track with a guest appearance from a rapper.
Can't Fight Love is a nice little ballad, tells a storey in a similar way to Sugababes - Caught In A Moment.
All the other tracks are also excellent, Jumpin has a raggae feel to it, My Friend, deals with drug addiction and Domestic Violence.
There's something for everyone on this album,, the only complaint I have is that it doesn;t have any more tracks, The 411 girls deserve a really good chart position with this album and unlike other female groups have writing credits for every track on the album. Also unlike other groups (with the exception of Sugababes and may=ybe Mis-Teeq) they are not afraid to work with different sounds - leaving you with one of the most varied and one of the best albums that has been released so far this year. Girls Aloud may be teh pop group of teh year, but The 411 deserve to be the British R&B act of the year, and have filled the hole left by the separture of All Saints - something other acts such as Smoke2Seven and Sirens have been dubbed before - only for them to disappear off the face of the earth (In the Siren's case it's justified as they are that bad and uninteresting).
Well done girls, amd hopefully here's to your second album!!