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This review is from: Come to Life (Audio CD)After reading all the absolutely harsh reviews I thought I better write my own to counter balance the argument! First and foremost this is the most "edgy" release from Natalie Imbruglia since the start of her career. I have to give her credit that she has really experimented with her style which unfortunately has created a few duds. On the other hand it had also created quite a few decent tunes.
"My God" opens the album, heavily Chris Martin influenced, it does sound like a Coldplay B side, however, it is pleasant and catchy enough. The tone then reverts back to Natalie's previous stlye with "Lukas" which in my opinion is one of the strongest tracks on the album, something which I expected to see more of here. "Fun" and "Twenty" are completely boring and deserve a skip. "Scars" is a nice enough song but it never really kicks in. Then suddenly the album explodes with "Want" which is an excellent track, it does take a few listens to get into but it has been stuck in my head for the past few days now. The rest of the album fades into a bland electronic blur finishing with "Wild About It" which is an excellent song.
Overall,I feel this album suffers from multiple personality disorder. There are about four or five good tracks but the rest are total drivel. A really disappointing release from Natalie, especially as fans have waited a good few years. The production is excellent and I imagine many hours of slaving away passed before this album. Unfortunately it is lacking something, perhaps it has had too much time devoted to it.
Another point is the release date? What the hell is going on? This album is a disaster promotion wise and I can only think it has been delayed in the UK to add extra tracks? Pull it together Natalie, we know you have it in you.