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5.0 out of 5 stars
Shake Your Booty!, 26 Sept. 2006
You like Cha Cha? You like to Samba? You love to listen to sultry, moody, expressively sexy strong female tones, then Nuala `Shine' will be a perfect album to flip into your cd player, throw off your inhibitions and sassy shake your hips round the boudoir to, and even better if you can show it all off in front of your lover.
The intro track called `Choke' is fantastically spirited and the beautifully exacted words are sophisticatedly spat with passion and fire. Then you are led into a slower, kinder and more wondrous coloured melody, `Green', pulling at your seasonal acknowledgement that `winter come too soon.' The great thing about this album is that you are lifted up on one track, pulled down a level or two on the next and then swept aside for the one thereafter and so a continuous mesmerising journey occurs. There are cart loads of delicious Havana Latina strings and background percussions and the quality of production is up there with the best.
"Don't be shy, I won't bite. Stay with me, stay the night," is what `Sway' tempts and the perfected piano notes and delicate vocal connotations will definitely help release and let your cares drift away.
There seems to be a spur on currently for covering `Kylie' tracks (check out Stephen Langstaff's `Confide in Me') and now Nuala covers `Can't Get You Out Of My Head' and it is an absolute excellent alternative, pacing itself against the original with a `hare and the tortoise' probable outcome.
This is a monumental pleasure album sure to confirm the `feel good factor' in your spirit and soul. A CD collection would be incomplete without it.