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Westlife's debut album
Westlife - Westlife
Member Name: dippykitty
Westlife - Westlife
Date: 08/03/09, updated on 05/04/09 (155 review reads)
Advantages: I like most of the tracks
Disadvantages: Lots of slow tracks which won't appeal to everyone
This is the debut album from Irish boyband Westlife. In terms of singles, it spawned the singles Swear It Again, If I Let You Go, Flying Without Wings , Fool Again and Seasons In The Sun (which was a double A-side with their cover of Abba's I Have A Dream). It peaked at # 2 in the UK charts.
*My Favourite Tracks*
Swear It Again
This was Westlife's debut single. It is a fairly slow track which was a good introduction to the group's music as most of their tracks have been on the slow side. The vocals are split between Shane and Mark (more in favour of the former) and there is piano type backing.
If I Let You Go
This is also quite slow in terms of tempo, although a bit faster than Swear It Again. The vocals seem to be shared out a bit more, which is nice as they don't always get much of a look-in on that front.
Flying Without Wings
This is probably the most famous track on the album. The vocals are almost solely either Shane or Mark with not much in the way for harmonies but it is a powerful track.
Another fairly slow track with Shane taking over most of the lead vocals, although Mark does feature towards the end.
This is a mid-tempo track but it is probably one of the more upbeat tracks on the album as there is nothing particularly fast on the album.
Change The World
This is another pretty slow track with the vocals split between Shane and Mark.
Yet another ballad but I like the way that the track builds up towards the end in terms of backing.
Seasons In The Sun
This track sees the vocals split more widely between the various group members with each of them getting a verse each (a little more in some cases). It is nice to hear the voices that are not heard much on Westlife tracks.
We Are One
Another slow track that I would class as a ballad.
As you have probably guessed by now, most of the tracks on this album are quite slow, as is typical of Westlife albums in general. I like many of the tracks but then I am a fan of Westlife so that's not really surprising. If you didn't enjoy their early singles, you probably won't like this album much.
Summary: Westlife's debut album