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A bichon frise of a record (short and fluffy),
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This review is from: Lights (Audio CD)After the Sound of 2010 win and the absurd pre-emptive Brit award, Ellie Goulding has seemed rather embarrassed by all the fuss - you get the sense of a beleaguered music industry willing an instant star out of someone who'd rather have built a career more organically. So it's not entirely her fault that this debut album doesn't live up to the hype. But with writing credits on all of the songs, she has to shoulder some of it.
Lights is a perfectly listenable soufflé of a record, and at just 35 minutes it hardly outstays its welcome, but there's none of the brio and personality that you get on Marina's *The Family Jewels* - an album superior in every department. And you might forgive a woman in her early twenties for having nothing very interesting to say, were it not for the even younger Laura Marling making people twice her age sound immature. Her faux-naif diction winds me up, too! This just isn't the knockout it needed to be.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2010 03:22:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2010 15:43:50 BDT
T. C. Davies says:
"there's none of the brio and personality that you get on Marina's *The Family Jewels* - an album superior in every department"
I fully agree. How Marina was overlooked in favour of Ellie by the Brits and BBC Sounds of 2010 Awards is a complete mystery to me. The Family Jewels is the best debut pop album I've heard in many years. Ellie's offering in contrast is a pleasant but unremarkable offering.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2010 23:44:21 BDT
sorry i dont like marina's offering and prefer ellie's lightweighr style
In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2010 19:39:35 BDT
Alessio Gallo says:
totally agree with bobfish, I feel its the other way round and Marinas Album was ruined and contains none of her genuine material apart from a few tracks. Ellie's cd I can listen all the way through, whilst Marinas I tend to skip tracks.
I mean hollywood has to be the biggest load of sausage dribble going, and a huge sell out, why they didn't put the acoustic version on the cd I don't know.
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 23:52:05 BDT
C. K. says:
I agree about Marina's record. Really good.
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