The album is slick, well constructed and safer than a bet on black still being in...
James Blake 2005
Inoffensive, pretty and polished sum up former S Club singerJo O Meara's solo debut. The outer sleeve suggests she has grown up from her S Club days; the thoughtful gaze, garbed in black with a hint of cleavage: a pretty clear indicator of the Radio 2-style market she's aiming for.
The album is slick, well constructed and safer than a bet on black still being in fashion this time next year. "What Hurts The Most", the standout track, shows Jo to be an assured vocalist, though one or two of the weaker tracks, like "Never Felt Like This", could have benefited from more emotional content. However that doesn't detract from this being a fairly decent debut; far better than certain other ex boy and girl band members.
Jo has a talented strong voice and sex appeal, and with a busy team of writers behind her she should have no problem selling this album through Christmas and beyond.