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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good!, 4 Feb. 2002
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This review is from: Victoria Beckham (Audio CD)
While Victoria's first solo effort may not have been strong enough to silence the critics, it at least should have shut them up for a bit. I was never a Spice Girls fan, but despite that and all the pre-release cynicism surrounding Posh and the album, I bought it anyway. Victoria may not have the voice of a Mariah Carey or the songwriting ability of an Alicia Keys, but she gives it her all and the result is a respectable solo debut. Critically-speaking, the songs are a little formulaic and slightly unspectacular, but they fit nicely together and make the album a cohesive whole. Although I doubt that any of the tunes will make it to number 1 (as "Not Such An Innocent Girl" already failed to do), a few of them are pretty catchy. Her next single, "A Mind Of Its Own" unarguably should have been the first release: it's more sophisticated than "Not Such An Innocent Girl." In "No Trix, No Games," (my personal favorite) she sings, "Gonna strip away my makeup what you get is what you see / No trix, no games, just me"-a punchy track that recalls her "Girl Power!" days. "Watcha Talkin' Bout," "Girlfriend," and "Like That" are upbeat and quite good (although I did think all of the tracks were pretty decent); "I.O.U," which she dedicates to her husband David, is more effective and original as a love ballad than the cliché-ridden "Unconditional Love"; "Every Part of Me," which she dedicates to her 3-year-old son, is somewhat mediocre but rescued by the sounds of young Brooklyn Beckham talking (well, more like crying) in the background. The album's biggest surprise is Victoria's voice: although great production undoubtedly had a hand in it, she sounds great. She scores especially high by Spice Girl standards, definitely not as talented as Mel C but stronger than Mel B, the perennially popular Geri and even musically successful Emma. She may not have an 8-octave range but her voice is pretty and polished.
Victoria has recently acknowledged that the negative press surrounding when the album was released said nothing about the actual music. That's unfortunate, because this album is a good listen.
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Initial post: 29 Jul 2010, 09:18:37 BST
i bought recently Victoria's CD and frankly speaking i really enjoyed and admire VB's song and her voice are good enough.IOU,wish,midnight fantasy all i like it very much.
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