Album Review: Nicola Roberts – ‘Cinderella’s Eyes’

Not just another boring pop album

[a]Cheryl Cole[/a] recently tweeted that she was “gutted” Twitter doesn’t have emoticons, because “they help me express what I’m saying…” That’s precisely why [a]Nicola Roberts[/a] is the better popstar. Not caring who it offends, ‘Cinderella’s Eyes’ racks up Roberts’ insecurities and triumphs, and gilds them into gems, from the kitchen sink crazy stomper (‘Gladiator’), to genuinely affecting (the Joe Mount-produced ‘I’). It’s the rallying cries that work best, though: see the brilliantly bratty ‘Beat Of My Drum’, and the title track which spins like the Doctor Who theme getting ratted on poppers. Unlike Cole’s bland brand pop, Roberts’ debut wears its infectious personality all over its multi-coloured face.

Laura Snapes


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