not what youd call your typical boy band fan - far from it.
I did go to a 'Take That' concert years ago, but you wouldnt
find me standing on street corners waiting hours for a quick glimpse
of them - screaming myself to exhaustion. So when I was asked to
review Blues new album I didnt exactly jump for joy,
I expected the usual boy band tones but ended up with something
Love", being the grand opener of the album gives you a taste
of whats in store for the rest of the album. Its a really
catchy tune and everyone young and old will hum along to it.
in the past when buying albums you always had to forward
all the tracks you didnt like to get to the ones you like.
Well, you certainly dont have to with this album. I will never
joke and dismiss 'Blue' ever again - thats a promise.
tracks cover such a wide range of styles - all performed to a high
standard. Michael Jacksons influence can be found at the beginning
of the album, with the upbeat jagged beats. "Riders" has
a Britney Spears feel to it. My all time favourite "Sorry seems
to be the hardest word" with Elton John was surprisingly impressive,
and Im normally a huge critic of cover versions but this was
brilliant with a capital B!
hearing the duet with Elton, I thought "Oh thats the
best of their tracks, now Im going to have to listen to tracks
which they just put in the album to fill space". I honestly
thought that theyve deliberately placed all the popular tunes
at the beginning of the CD. How wrong I was!
rest of the album was packed with tracks which I knew would be brilliant
for getting you in the mood for a girls night out, some had a real
R n B influence - and not in a cheesy way. There was even room for
some slow, quite intense tracks which you could see yourself listening
to when youve just been dumped - sobbing your heart out!
have managed, to produce a very impressive diverse album with "One
Love". One track would use certain strings and then another
(Flexin, track 3) would have a guitar with a lovely solo melody,
and even a rap type chant used in track 6- "Right Here waiting"
with a disco fever beat worked brilliantly. No two tracks were even
slightly similar like they are on other albums. After a while I
forgot they were that cringey boy band that I used to dread seeing
on the television.
can honestly say that they are an extremely talented bunch of blokes
who get so much criticism, but deserve so much praise for what they
do. "One Love" the album is varied, brilliant and packed
with talent, just like an action packed film, it will keep you on
the edge of your seat wondering what youre going to hear next.
Becky's mark out of 10:9
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