Anastacia : Freak Of Nature
NYC songstress with inauspicious follow-up...
Back in 2000, this beautiful, blonde New York pop songstress shifted two million copies of her debut album, 'Not That Kind'. Its charm was, presumably, its dogged refusal to acknowledge thatTina Turner's day was gone: this was music for people that thought Shania Twain was cutting-edge, for pity's sake. And 'Freak Of Nature', too, sounds like a relic of pop days gone by. 'Overdue Goodbye' dips a toe into fluttery Deep South gospel-lite. 'You'll Never Be Alone' drips like Celine Dion dipped in honey. And where 'Dontcha Wanna' gets adventurous with a drum loop, it's so clunkily-engineered that you can almost hear [a][/a] sneer.
Evolution will eventually see to this 'Freak Of Nature'. Until that day,
though, in the modern pop world, this album will have its place. Just make
sure it's far from your CD player.
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