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I was determined to enjoy it but apart from the couple of hits
on 10 January 2018
I had only recently heard of NJ and heard her sing on Youtube. Also noted the number of views and thought that this young lady must be something special, Alas, no. Having forked out for the CD, I was determined to enjoy it but apart from the couple of hits, the rest of the album is dirge like and I found it difficult to remember the songs as she seems to have the knack of making them all sound the same. Her voice can be sensual but also a bit grating and she tends to sing within a limited vocal range. It could be the choice of material on this album is to blame and I would hope that she is capable of much better. Disappointing really and I would not be too upset if my copy went missing. I bought Julie London and Eva Cassidy albums at the same time and listen to them constantly. Sometimes the performance of an artist will grow on one through time but this is not happening. The backings are tasteful and appropriate but that is not why I purchased this album.
Update:- Having listened to for a couple of weeks, this CD has started to grow on me a bit, but a bit more variety of content would still help and I am sure she has a voice capable of much more. I have to be in the right mood to listen but that can apply to any music. Up to 4 star now!!