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The Woman in Me - Louise Nurding
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The Woman in Me - Louise Nurding
Date: 13/06/02, updated on 13/06/02 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Great value - 16 tracks, Overall solid album
Disadvantages: Bad single choices, A few duds
Louise has been in the music industry for nearly a decade now, not bad for a lass that gets not much credit. Here, I am going back to her sophomore album, from 1997.
The album starts with the albums highest peaking single, “Arms Around The World”. The song is a summery, mid tempo pop tune. It sticks in your head for days, and is one of my favourite Louise songs of all time. This song is followed up, rather disappointly, with “All That Matters” and “I Pray”. “All That Matters” was a single. It is a nice ballad, but it isn’t strong enough really, although in saying that it isn’t her worst charting single so who can complain. But when there are so many single worthy tracks on the album, it’s a waste. “I Pray” is a rather uneventful, kind of boring track. Not a highlight at all.
The fourth track is the albums second single, and biggest selling single from the album “Lets Go Round Again”. Personally I love it, and it really is a bit of a love or hate song. The single version though, is better. On this version it does sound like she is struggling to simply sing the words in places, plus when the chorus is repeated – which it is in every chorus, she doesn’t have any “oh-who-who” bits which help to keep the song afloat. Basically, it doesn’t flow quite as well as the single version – but it is still a brilliant tune. The title track, “Woman In Me” is up next. It’s a mid tempo kind of tune. Its not brilliance, but it’s a nice occasional track. Nothing much else to say about it. “Trust In You” is boring. I haven’t listened to it much, so maybe haven’t given it a fair chance, but it ain’t special or have much appeal after the first listen to make you want to listen to it again. It won’t make you reach for the repeat button.
“Reminds Me Of You” is next. Thi
s is one of my favourites on the album. Keeping in the album theme, it’s a mid temp number and its as catchy as! Probably not a single, but a brilliant album track, and yes you can use your repeat button on this one! “Shut Up And Kiss Me” is the albums highlight. Ranking with one of my favourites on the album, and its done in a style not repeated on the album. Its Britney-ish, but done in a mature, 25-year-old way. Its catchy, its fun and this was rumoured to be the fourth single but was cancelled. This should have been the third single.
The next two songs I haven’t listened to much, and can’t really judge. I don’t like them much from my initial listens. Track 11 is “New York Moon”. I like this one – trumpets and all! Its kind of like a Broadway track, and its all about New York! Catchy and very, very happy! “Happy Love” is next. Its disco, but a bit boring and annoying lyrics! The next two aren’t bad, but not as good as the final two. “Running Back For More” and “Love Will Bring You Back To Me” are perfect. The first is a mid temp, but kinda upbeat. Its catchy and a highlight. The latter is a brilliant ballad with a catchy chorus. These two should have been singles.
On the whole, it’s a good album from a good artist. The annoying bit is that the three tracks that stood out as being singles (Shut Up And Kiss Me, Running Back For More and Love Will Bring You Back To Me) weren’t released, and it didn’t reach its potential. Originally I wasn't going to buy it thinking it would be ballad heavy, but its not so check out!