Nicola Roberts - Cinderella's Eyes

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  1. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    What really strikes me is that a lot of the tracks cover the same emotional territory as Gaga's Born This Way album, (bullying, being an outsider, individualism in the face of adversity etc) but with SO much more sincerity and none of the pretension. (plus ACTUAL DECENT TUNES)

    It makes me hate that awful woman ten times more. :Oi:
     
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  2. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    All I want to hear is Crash, the Richard X track now. I have such a MASSIVE HARD-ON for everything Dicky Kiss.

    I take it she's going to release Yo-Yo sometime in November. She's done a pre-record for Alan Titchmarsh (OH THE GLAMOUR) around then so I PRAY we get it as another outstanding b-side.
     
  3. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    You'll get it for Wednesday. Universal are true ABYSMAL, deliveries take exactly 7 days to arrive. I wouldn't have went with them but I wanted a signed copy.
     
  4. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I've just noticed that the digital version on amazon is listed as explicit (with 4 songs being marked as so), but the CD version isn't. Are there two different versions, then?
     
  5. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    And I must share this amazon user review :D

     
  6. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    The CD comes with a parental advisory sticker. I heard the word 'shit', but that was all I noticed.

    Nothing was bleeped out, anyway.
     
  7. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm going to illegally download it. FUCK YOU, UNIVERSAL
     
  8. PercyPig

    PercyPig The Last of Us

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    I haven't received my copy :(

    Seriously where do you have to dispatch something from for it to take seven days? I'm going to suggest they refund me and send me a digital download.
     
  9. COB

    COB jumped up little prick

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    Maybe that DPD man you like is keeping it as part of a ROMANTIC (fuck) GAME - get on Grindr and ask him :shy:
     
  10. PercyPig

    PercyPig The Last of Us

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    OMG I'm gonna send you a pic of him.
     
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    10 Beat Of My Drum
    09 Lucky Day
    07 Yo-Yo
    09 Cinderella's Eyes
    08 Porcelain Heart
    07 I
    07 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
    11 Say It Out Loud
    07 Gladiator
    07 Fish Out Of Water
    08 Take A Bite
    10 Sticks + Stones
     
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  12. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    Sorry to labour a point but Say It Loud is EVERYTHING Bad Kids and Born This Way try to be and FAIL MISERABLY.
     
  13. No Good Advice

    No Good Advice FORMERLY DANCE IN THE DARK/RED ONE

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    07 Beat Of My Drum
    06 Lucky Day
    06 Yo-Yo
    05 Cinderella's Eyes
    06 Porcelain Heart
    09 I
    08 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
    11 Say It Out Loud
    06 Gladiator
    09 Fish Out Of Water
    11 Take A Bite
    10 Sticks + Stones
     
  14. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    I only heard the first four songs before falling to sleep last night (I wasn't hating it, but rather passed out involuntarily) and "Beat of My Drum" actually sounded fucking good and has been in my head all day as a result. I look forward to hearing the whole album properly later while fully conscious
     
  15. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    My tip is to find some speakers and PLAY IT LOUD
     
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    Apocalypt Flyer spheres

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    Or good headphones.

    I'M GONNA BLOW UP I'M GONNA BLOW UP HEY HEY!
     
  17. Suomi

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    It's Magic is still her best solo moment
     
  18. VoR

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    Sticks & Stones is #189 on Itunes.
     
  19. VoR

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    Oh and the album is now available in full on Itunes, and up to #23.
     
  20. Mats

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    me neither. and I'm OVERSEAS, it'll be WEEKS before I can join in with AMAZING's and 11/10's with the rest of you here
     
  21. Lee

    Lee Ne me quitte pas

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    Oh my god I had no idea this was out. It's downloading NOW.
     
  22. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I'll RANK rather than RATE

    1. Porcelain Heart
    2. Lucky Day
    3. Gladiator
    4. Sticks And Stones
    5. Beat Of My Drum
    6. Yo-Yo
    7. Cinderella's Eyes
    8. Say It Out Loud
    9. Fish Out Of Water
    10.I
    11.Take A Bite
    12.Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime

    ALL FUCKING STELLAR though. Except maybe #12, which seems RIDICULOUSLY out of place...
     
  23. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    I LOVE her cover of Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime. I don't think it sounds out of place at all really.
     
  24. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    oh my nr! can anyone link a guy up?
     
  25. Kevin

    Kevin Niet meer zo lang geleden

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    09 Beat Of My Drum
    10 Lucky Day
    07 Yo-Yo
    09 Cinderella's Eyes
    11 Porcelain Heart
    06 I
    08 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
    07 Say It Out Loud
    08 Gladiator
    09 Fish Out Of Water
    08 Take A Bite
    09 Sticks + Stones
     
  26. Kevin

    Kevin Niet meer zo lang geleden

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    My copy just arrived :disco:
     
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  28. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Critical acclaim won't stop her being a MASSIVE FAILURE in people's eyes, though :(
     
  29. No Good Advice

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    Another 5/5 from Heat

    http://yfrog.com/g031428922j

    Although it would be genuinely nice for Nicola to have at least some moderate commercial success I honestly doubt she expected it in the first place.

    She got to write/release the album of her dreams which let's face it is a rare thing for a new (ish) artist on a major label and (some of) the gays are overjoyed with the finished thing (I know I am!) so it's not all bad Sheena.

    I assume she'll do a small tour as well which I'm guessing is where Nicola the solo artiste' will really shine/lay her roots (for 500 fags in Bolton town hall).
     
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  30. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    I had a VERY PROMISING first listen to this earlier. One or two of the earlier songs let me down a bit (particularly with the ear splitting vocals), but either i got used to it or things REALLY picked up in the second half. I can see me really liking it.

    I think Say It Out Loud is my early stand out. It's magnificent.
     
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  31. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I loved it on first listen but it's just getting BETTER AND BETTER with every play (SORRY FASHIONABLE GAYS, the last album I had exactly this reaction with was "Aphrodite")- "I", "Say It Out Loud" and "Gladiator" are only JUST beginning to show their PROPER PROPER CHARMS

    AMAZE
     
  32. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Strange that none of the press mentions "Porcelain Heart", though...even as an aside. I find it genuinely the best thing on there- though I guess it's one of the most "generic" in terms of structure so not as interesting to review.

    Guess I've answered my own question THERE THEN :D
     
  33. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    Still letting this sink in, but by fuck is some of it EUPHORIC

    The whole affair makes me think of Kate Bush, Lily Allen and Kylie all thrown in a blender which is clearly a very good thing
     
  34. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    MR SHEENA thought it was Lily Allen when he walked in and it was playing yesterday...I can't say I see it MESELF, but it's no BAD COMPARISON...
     
  35. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    It was "I" that made the comparison pop up in my mind, but it's more in her tone/delivery than anything I think. And sonically, some songs are like It's Not Me, It's You on steroids
     
  36. POP!

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    After about three or four complete listens:

    08 Beat of My Drum
    10 Lucky Day
    09 Yo-Yo
    08 Cinderella's Eyes
    09 Porcelain Heart
    07 I
    07 Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
    09 Say It Out Loud
    07 Gladiator
    08 Fish Out of Water
    05 Take a Bite
    08 Sticks and Stones

    Very strong album indeed, I really hope she can pull a solo career out of this but I somehow doubt it :(

    Top five moments:

    1. End of middle eight in Porcelain Heart: "Please don't... break my porcelain HEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRTTTT!"
    2. ALL of "Lucky Day"
    3. middle eight lyrics/delivery in "Sticks & Stones"
    4. "Say It Out Loud" chorus, epitome of feel-good pop music
    5. the way she sings the middle eight in "Yo-Yo"
     
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  37. Samuel

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    Wow. This is an incredibly strong album. A little bit taken aback by how well she's done to get this sounding as good as it does.
     
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    Have we all heard/seen the acoustic version of Yo-Yo?

    I think I actually prefer it to the album version - BEAUTIFUL

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sprEYJ28g4M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  39. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    just listened and i think i'm going to like this one
     
  40. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    Same here am, same here. I definitely get the feeling this is going to live up to its promise.

    So far, so very, very good.
     

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