Newest Review: ... most interesting thing about it is the fact that one or two of tracks skip because who ever owned it either overplayed it (surely not?) or ... more
Louise - Woman In Me
The Woman in Me - Louise Nurding
Member Name: compbren
The Woman in Me - Louise Nurding
Advantages: 16 quality songs.
I feel like I have to review this album based on another review that is really negative and also the tracklisting they have listed isn't the real tracklisting so it makes me wonder if they have actually really listened to this album.
Woman In Me was Louise's second solo album since leaving Eternal. It was released in Autumn 1997 and consisted of three Top 15 singles. The album has 16 tracks and to me, I think this is a fantastic pop album. To me, this is all killer and no filler. There actually isn't one single track that I would rate lower than 7/10 which is some great going for a 16 track album. I'll give a brief review of each track but I this is Louise's highlight album and quite underrated. One of the problems though is that she only released 3 singles and there were plenty more to choose from. Also, two of the three singles that she released were in no way superior to anything else on the album and there more much better choices to pick from.
'Arms Around The World' - Lead single, and the perfect choice to start off the album campaign. This song was very 'ahead of its time' in 1997 and although it may sound a little dated these days, it's still got that magical appeal. Reached number 4 in the charts but I feel gets underlooked during 90's countdowns and stuff. 10/10.
'All That Matters' - This was the third (and sadly final) single from the album. I was suprised when this was chosen as a single, even though its the second song, it just seemed at the time a bit wishy-washy pop song. There's nothing bad about it but I though they could have gone for something a bit more stand out. They did however, release a slightly different version as the single, which I much prefer. 8/10.
'I Pray' - A sweet pop ballad here. Not much else to say really. 7/10.
'Let's Go Round Again' - The second single and a cover version of the Average White Band hit. I can sort of understand why this was a single, but feel dissapointed that she opted for a cover version when there are other 'funky' and 'dancy' type songs on the album that didn't get the attention that this track did. This song was also 'beefed up' a bit for the single version. 7/10.
'Woman In Me' - It's a mid-tempo track. This is a hightlight for me. I just love it. The chorus of "couldn've been moonlight, could've been music, could've been a summer night, we could have used it, could've been a crazy love on a Paris street, but you're all I need, you touched the woman in me". I love this song and sound like a Louise Loon right about now 10/10.
'Trust In You' - A slow ballad, and this is very much a wintery kind of song. I think she should have released this a Xmas single. The chorus is definatly the best part of the song. 10/10.
'Reminds Me Of You' - Another mid-tempo track about love but this is very uplifting. It a 'fresh' feeling to it. 10/10.
'Shut Up And Kiss Me' - Eight tracks in and this really is the first 'edgy/funky' song. It has attitude, and shows Louise is more than just a nice girl next door. It's the first real song with attitude and you'll either love it or hate it. I like it, it shows something different to the album. 8/10.
'Healing Love' - Nice slow song, about heartache and stuff. What else is there to say? 8/10.
'When Will My Heart Beat Again' - Another ballad, Louise and a Guitar by the sound of it. I love this track, it's simple yet enjoyable. 10/10.
'New York Moon' - Upbeat and positive. Brilliant. 9/10.
'Happy Love' - This songs is pop/dance and it's very 90's sounding. 8/10.
'Who Do You Love' - Although I love every song on this album, if I had to pick my least favourite it would be this song. I like it, but compared to all the other songs, I don't listen to it as much. 7/10.
'Don't Be Shy' - This is AMAZING. Proper dancey and club music. 10/10.
'Running Back For More' - When I first got this album, this song remained my favourite song on the album for ages. It's a motown 60's feeling track. Used on the Mr Bean soundrack no less! Love it still this day 10/10.
'Love Will Bring You Back To Me' - Louise closes the album with a massive beautiful ballad. This is something i'd expect the X-Factor winner to sing. It is actually really good and probably the best ballad on the album. 10/10.
There you have it. My honest review of Louise's -Woman In Me. Even in 2012, I still enjoy songs from this album popping up on my iPod. I think if she had released 'better 'singles then the album might have been more successful (it was indeed a success anyway - but could've achieved more).
I would have chosen these as the singles....
1. Arms Around The World
2. Running Back For More
3. Reminds Me Of You / Woman In Me
4. Don't Be Shy
5. Love Will Bring You Back To Me
But hey, that's just me ;) If you want to delve into some classic 90's pop. The check out those 5 songs first! I guarentee you'll like them.
Summary: A brilliant albm by Louise