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on 28 September 2003
This is Leona's third album, and is superb. The album continues along the same path as the previous two - strong lyrics, catchy choruses, and Leona's awesome voice (which adds amazing emotional depth to each track) holding the entire thing together - but rather than just being "more of the same", the evolution of her work is clear.
The song-writing is more mature and thoughtful than the previous albums (although without becoming too complex or introspective), and the production is absolutely spot-on, allowing Leona's voice to shine through, without falling into the over-production that was evident on some of the tracks of the previous album.
The themes of the album are very much in keeping with her earlier work - heartbreak, love, longing - and every song makes an impact. The previous albums all had at least 1 track that didn't seem to click, but this is not the case on this album - every track is of a high standard, and the whole album comes across as more cohesive than the previous two.
Overall, this is an excellent album, one of the best of the year, and i have no hesitation in giving it the full 5 stars.