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Ora is the debut album from British Pop Star Rita Ora. It was released in the United Kingdom in 2012 and so it is fairly recent. The CD is currently available to buy from Amazon from £5.49 which I think is good value for money.
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1) Facemelt 2) Roc The Life 3) How We Do (Party) 4) R.I.P (featuring Tinie Tempah) 5) Radioactive 6) Shine Ya Light 7) Love and War (featuring J Cole) 8) Uneasy 9) Been Lyin' 10) Fall In Love (featuring Will.I.Am) 11) Hello, Hi, Goodbye 12) Hot Right Now
I was looking forward to this album especially after hearing 'How We Do', R.I.P' and 'Hot Right Now' which are great party songs and make me wanna dance. So I was really disappointed to discover that these are the only actual songs I like on this album. The rest are either really bad and unmemorable or they are ok (Been Lyin, Fall In Love etc) but there is nothing 'wow' about them which is a shame and so I find I just skip to the songs I like when listening to this album.
I like Rita's voice; it's very strong and powerful and there isn't no song on here that she cant master. She has a good vocal range. She reminds me a bit like Vanessa from The Saturdays. She has the ability to do both upbeat songs and ballads and the songs on here really suit her voice! Well done Rita!
The album maily features songs from the Urban genre and has a very 'right now' song - it's very current and sounds like all the other songs in the charts. I have to say this album does make you want to get up and dance which is always a good thing, even if the majority of songs on here aren't that great.
The songs do feature some swear words so it's not the kind of album that is suitable for children which a shame. I guess this is one of those albums that you just love or hate. Sorry Rita, but this is one I hate!
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Though it has been out for quite a while now, if you are looking for an awesome dance album to listen to during the hot summer months that will really get you going then this is very probably it!
The album is chock full of great sounding anthems ~ all blasted out by Rita Ora at her very best. This hot new singer is a rising star who I predict will go far and there is not a single song on this album that I don't like!
It all begins with Facemelt which I believe to be the weakest track on the album. It took me few listens to like this but now I quite enjoy it and, though short, it is certainly a grower.
Hot on the heels of this come Roc The Life and How We Do - two great sounding songs, the latter of which features the immortal lines "I'm gonna party and bulls**t and party and party and party..." and of course "I get that drunk sex feeling...yeah when I'm with you...". When Rita sings about wanting you to put your arms around her baby then I challenge any hot blooded male not to respond! Both these songs are a great introduction to what you can expect from later tracks and simply sublime to listen and sing along to!
R.I.P features fellow up and coming star Tinie Tempah and was a big hit for Rita when it was released! Another big tune, it is an addictive pop tune that really makes you want to get up and sing along and one of my favourites on the album!
Radioactive and Shine Ya Light both come next and are another two very strong songs! Radioactive is a great album track and of course Shine Ya Light was another big hit for the songstress that you will instantly recognize!
By the time Love N War and Uneasy come around, I fully expect everyone who listens to this to be tapping their toes. Love N War is a great song which carries a very serious message under its surface
and is another of my favourite tracks to feature here!
Been Lyin' is the ninth track and this is followed by Fall In Love which features Will.I.Am - the geezer dfrom Black Eyed Peas who can't spell his name right- and this is only weak because it sounds like...well, every other Will.I.Am track ever released. Only Rita's beautiful voice saves this latter track from mediocrity and it, for me, is among the weakest of the tracks on this album though I don't blame Rita for collaborating with William (if he doesn't like the way I pronounce it he can sue me) because he is obviously a big name and highly influential!
I should point out here that this doesn't mean he is any good!
Hello, Hi, Goodbye is the only true ballard on the album and really showcases Rita's talent and demonstrates what she can do when not being dancy! This is my absolute favourite and a truly beautiful song that I always listen to first when I play this on my Ipod! I would love to see Rita do more songs like this!
Finally, the album ends with Hot Right Now - one of her biggest hits and the song that first brought her to my attention! This catchy, generic dance at its finest and though not particularly strong, still a good track to end on!
Overall, I love this album- it is the bees knees, the mutts nuts and whatever other tired cliche/euphemism that you want to use! It is a great summer album and if it has somehow passed you by and you don't own this yet- shame on you! But there is still time to buy it before the real heatwave hits...
Ora- my favourite album of last year! Just what you need to listen to to put you in a good mood!