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Sorry, but Duffy is weak
on 7 April 2008
I'm quite honestly shocked at how lauded Duffy is becoming. Having listened to the album, to try and give it a chance, I have to say I was susprised at how weak the album actually is. Duffy is trying to be a modern-day Dusty, right down to being recognised by a single name and her styling; she should stop it right now because it's doing her a great disservice. Duffy has a good voice, which can't be denied, but her song choices are somewhat tepid at best and boring at worst.
I really think it better that she find a genre better suited to her (like melodic folk), there is far, far better music out there in her current genre. If she carries on the way she is, I'd think she'd be finished within two years.
As for better recommendations, Dusty Springfield is the obvious choice, but also Annie Lennox, Roxette, Dionne Warwick and Nina Simone. I'm sure to be expecting flak for my view here, but I've given you recommendations for vocalists with a better range (Okay, Roxette is a group, but the female vocallist is fantastic).