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Good, but not great...
on 1 May 2007
First of all I'll get my rant over; I bought this on iTunes and on two of the songs "When You Know You Know" and the bonus track "Loved By You" it seems as if the track ends before it's quite finished.
As two of my favourite songs, I find it quite irritating. Maybe it's just me!
However, onto the album. I can't help but compare it to it's predecessor "Unwritten" which I instantly fell in love with. The formula is still the same on "NB"; the lyrics still quirky, great melodies, her voice still amazing BUT I just don't love it, on the whole, as I did with her original album.
That doesn't mean to say it isn't a good album. It is. It's just not great (I'm living in hope it'll be a grower like Christina Aguilera's "Back To Basics"). Higlights include "STILL HERE" which is eaily the best song on the album. Think "Wild Horses" on "Unwritten", only better. It brought a tear to my eyes when I first heard it. "WHEN YOU KNOW YOU KNOW" is a soulful little number that pays homage to her year or so in La La Land. Then, of course, there's the quirky comeback single "I WANNA HAVE YOUR BABIES". When I first heard this song, I hated it, but like most things Natasha does, it's very infectious and it pops into your head (and heart!) when you least expect it. "LOVED BY YOU" which I believe is a hidden track on the CD version, is ace. It's very sentimental, and soppy but please don't let that put you off.
After listening to the album several times, I don't actively dislike any of the songs; I'm just not crazy about them all.
Natasha does British pop at it's best, and there are some fabulous songs on it.
So, go buy.