Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Jessie J – “Who you are”… My Thoughts

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Jessie J - Who you areSince January last year I have been waiting for this album to drop. Well it is now in my possession and it is totally not what I expected and if I am honest I’m a little disappointed. It might be that my first sightings of her were stripped back/acoustic versions that results in this album feeling a bit too complicated and over produced in places.

Since the start of the year the whole industry has been hyping about Jessie J. How she is the truth and a shinning star for the UK. Maybe with the disposable nature of the industry in 2011 that this album got rushed through production to make the most of the hype. Bringing the release date at the peak of a wave, was always going to be a good idea for the exec’s.

I’m not doubting her song writing ability or the quality of her voice just the whole “Who you are” project just seems a little rushed and the production has yet to win me over, which for me is a massive part of an album. Obviously this is just me looking in as an outsider, at the end of the day this is the music business and it’s about making money.

For me the two lead singles stand out from the rest of the album, which all follows a similar theme. Do it like a dude is so damn random compared the rest of the album (this was written for Rihanna originally, this is obvious when it sits with the other material on the album). Other tracks that stand out as possible singles are Abracadabra, Who’s Laughing Now nothing else leaps out at me after a couple of listens.

I’d still give the album a 7/10, just something about it that doesn’t quite sit well with me….maybe it will grow on me! Price tag will easily be my Top 10 singles of the year…if the album makes it into my Top 10 is another question!

Mario – DNA

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Mario is one the most highly underrated of R&B male artists of the past 5 years most people will only know of him from “Let me Love You” from 03/04 there is much much more to this guy!

Mario D.N.A

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Tinchy Stryder – Catch 22 Review

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Tinchy Stryder - Catch 22

First album review in about a year they are kind of time consuming so I have devised a new format for posting them basically I break it down the album track by track into star rating categories from 5 to 1..from that we can work out if we like or not!

First album up for the rating treatment is Tinchy Stryder’s – Catch 22

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Boy Band Love

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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Being a successful boy band relies on the teenage girl audience they are fanatical and they make me chuckle, take JLS for instance doing big thing popularity wise, musically I’d give them 2 out 10 though the track is catchy!

The reason for this random post is how mad their fans are. HMV review this product section for their up and coming album already has reviews… This one made me laugh out loud!

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Fabolous – Losos Way

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Put this guy on any rnb/hip hop track and he will make it sound like a smash and add that extra dimension. His latest album drops 8th August… heard a few tracks from it and it is a quality album!

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Maxwell – BlackSummers'Night

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Short and simple if your a fan of his past work from when he was first around then you need to get this defiantly worth the wait. The album itself is quite short but with it being Part 1 of 3 album installment I guess he can be let of with 9 solid tracks you can hardly complain (just an expensive way of doing things for us).

Stand out tracks for me Fistful of Tears, Pretty Wings although after a few listens most of the tracks begin to stand out a little more after each listen. Don’t know what to expect from the next two albums this is very mellow and ballady will be interesting to see what comes with the next two we will see! Not too much info on what there going to be about thus far so I guess I’ll wait and pass judgment once I’ve given them a listen!

Maxwell - BlackSummers'Night

Kano – 140 Grime Street

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I’m a massive Kano fan and have all of his albums and mixtapes so I listened to his work from the start to now. There was a lot of hype about this album and I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this project.

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Sway – The Signature LP

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

After enjoying Sway’s 1st effort (This is my Demo) and a lot of his other tracks this new album was pre-ordered when I heard of its release. To begin with it took me a while to get into the album but turns out it’s a grower…

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