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She Can Give Me a Kiss-Kiss Any Day!,
This review is from: Footprints (Audio CD)
Holly Valance has had her fair share of critics in recent months, being labelled another Aussie soap wannabe pop star. Yes, she's Australian. OK, she's in Neighbours. But a wannabe? I don't think so! Neither would you if you'd heard "Footprints".
"Footprints" is an excellent album. It's doubly impressive when you consider that this is a debut album! I've found that quite a lot of artists produce their best work a couple of albums down the line, Garbage being a good example. On that basis, Holly is going to be sensational in a year or two!
I bought this a couple of weeks ago and can't stop playing it. I love it! It compares with Alanis Morrisette's "Under Rug Swept" inasmuch as it's one of those rarities in the pop industry - an album with a handful of standout songs, but no bad ones. The obvious standouts are the three hits so far, with "Kiss Kiss", for me, being the best of the three. I love the video (and you thought Britney looked hot in her debut!).
There are at least another three songs on this album that could do very well if released. Tuck Your Shirt In is basically "Kiss Kiss" part 2. It's a great song, but the similarity to Kiss Kiss may prevent it from being a hit. I hope not.
I really like Connect, it's got a very unusual style and sound to it, but for me the pick of the album is Whoop!. This has got everything - a funky beat, terrific chorus and all round fantastic sound to it. A sure-fire hit if ever I heard one.
The rest of the album is a mixture of styles and sounds. Holly is as comfortable with the ballads as with the more upbeat material.
All in all, a fantastic album. Beg, borrow or steal a copy if you don't want to buy it but give it a listen. It's worth it.