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Sticks + Stones - Cher Lloyd
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Sticks + Stones - Cher Lloyd
Date: 11/06/12, updated on 11/06/12 (60 review reads)
Advantages: One or two ok songs
Disadvantages: Most of the album is really dull!
Cher Lloyd came fourth in 2010's X Factor. I won't lie..... I didnt like her much as I didnt like the way she came across however this album I bought because I did like the one track she released called Swagger Jagger oddly enough! I heard it played so much it simply grew on me so thats how I came to getting this album!
Track 1: Grow Up feat. Busta Rhymes:
This is a fast track with a mix of Cher singing and some rap about not wanting to grow up as you may have already guessed from the title lol. I have to admit her rap entwined with some of Busta's is really rather clever but the song for me is really repetitive, upbeat but the only bit I really did like was Busta's rapping on his own! This is an immature song and it does get boring and its one that I always skip lol.
Track 2: Want U Back:
All about giving up on a relationship, mainly singing plenty of rhyming once again, swear words are beeped out though I don't think they really awful words or anything like that and again for me this is a very young song and another I simply skip lol.
Track 3: With Ur Love feat.Mike Posner:
I quite like this song and do like the singing within it rather than all out rap though again there is a fair bit of rapping within it. I think this shows off Cher's range better than the first couple of tracks on this album and the more I listen to it the more I like it!
Track 4: Swagger Jagger:
The reason I bought this album! You either like this song or you don't! I like the techno dance feel that this has to it and think that this shows what Cher thinks about the world Its a feisty, opinionated track this one and again is a mix of rap being a fast track along with singing. I can't help but bop to this one and I must admit its a track that gets me moving!
Track 5: Beautiful people feat. Carolina Liar:
This song is very different to the first four tracks and its really just singing which by the point you get to this song makes a very pleasant change at this stage in the album. Its all singing, melodic and I really like Carolina and Cher's duet to the middle of it as their voices are so different and Carolina's voice is more mature and gives good contrast. Its all about beautiful people getting what they want and I love the lyrics of this one!
Track 6: Playa Boi:
No Playa Boi can win my love! We're back to Cher rhyming and rapping away once again. Its quite dancy this one with an uptempo beat to it. However by the point I get to this track I always want to hear more of Cher singing than this type of track!
Track 7: Superhero:
Another young feel track singing about superheros! Not too untempo but nonsensical to me!
Track 8: Over The Moon:
Some of this song is about her time on X Factor she even mentions Simon Cowell! Its an ok track when listening to it but pretty unmemorable really in the long run.
Track 9: Dub On The Track feat. Mic Righteous:
With a techno feel this felt like a mash up of lyrics from all the other tracks and felt very repetitive to me and another track I skip as it gets on my nerves to be honest!
Track 11: End Up Here:
Not a bad little tune this track is again upbeat and her voice does sound good on this again a very young track though!
With a run time of 33 minutes and only 10 tracks on this album I can't say I'm sorry about that. Cher is a young artist and if you liked her on the X Factor and liked the originality and style she displayed then you probably won't be disappointed by this album as this album stays true to how she presented herself on the show.Me however, I hoped for more of a mixed bag of tracks than on this album than what I got to be honest. Yes she can rap and rhyme away but it would of been nice to hear her do a ballad and at least show versatility but again she never really did that on the show. Lots of words and lines she uses in one track pitches up on another regularly which soon bored me. For me there is only one or two songs on the whole thing worth giving a listen to and unless a real die hard fan of Cher this début album, in my view is really disappointing. Yes she is a young artist and feeling her way and I can't deny her rapping and rhyme is clever but what gets me is that in general she does have a rather nice singing voice that barely gets used in this album so I'm hoping for Cher her next album with be a more mixed bag.
For anyone over the age of 19 I don't recommend this album! Sorry!
Summary: Not for me!