Nicola Roberts - Cinderella's Eyes

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  1. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I agree with Pop- the best moment of the entire thing is "Please don't break my Porcelain HEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT"

    Absolute *shivers*
     
  2. VoR

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    I want a ROBOTBOY review.

    Although given that he called the glory note in Porcelein heart "unlistenable" I'm not filled with hope.
     
  3. Suomi

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    It's good. I don't love it yet, but I kind of know when an album is going to grow on me, and this will
     
  4. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    Oh IT WILL. It's such a "you" album.
     
  5. Suomi

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    that's interesting, can you expand on what you mean please
     
  6. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    It's well crafted pop music that has emotional depth.
     
  7. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    Hope everyone got their lovely signed copy today :disco:
     
  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I did

    I'm a bit disappointed that her pen seemed to be running out due to the tens of thousands she must have been signing, though. I hope she hasn't got RSI.
     
  9. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    The play.com signed poster is quite strangely stuck to the back of the CD box. I think I'll leave it there. The signature could really be anyone as is par for the course.

    I'm only on my second listen so it is still early days but I like it very much so far. I don't like I very much at the moment, but otherwise very good stuff. Yo-Yo is quite simple but I love the chorus and her cover of Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime works well for me. Say It Out Loud is probably my favourite; I think it shows that it is an ex-Xenomania production job it has a bit of that sound about it, especially in the chorus. Gladiator is a proper :disco: moment as well.
     
  10. Stacey.

    Stacey. you're a hater, just let it go

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    6/10. I like it but it's not amazing.
     
  11. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    I will give it a listen at some point, but I really do struggle with the vox on the three tracks I've heard so far.
     
  12. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    cha/cha, cha/cha, i'm in
     
  13. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    i like that nicola's diplo collab wound up as an album opener while beyonce's got closer status
     
  14. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    It's no Cher Lloyd is it, STACE?
     
  15. PercyPig

    PercyPig The Last of Us

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    The VOX aren't that bad at all. I'm fair 'ol enjoying it like. Say It Out Loud is PROPER :disco:
     
  16. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    Concentrate on the second half of the album RB - the VOX there are considerably toned down as it all gets progressively DARKER lyrically...
     
  17. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Don't want to be the LAST TO KNOW
    Will it be a YES or NO OH OH OH
    You're swinging me UP
    You're swinging me DOWN
    I feel like a YO YO YO YO YO YO YO...


    :disco:
     
  18. Mats

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    if this is not in my mail when I get home today I shall send them a FORMAL COMPLAINT :evil:
     
  19. Apocalypt Flyer

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    I like the chorus but the middle 8 is absolutely OUTSTANDING.
     
  20. Kratz

    Kratz Pearl in the shell.

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    Noted Tory Nicola will be on This Week later tonight.
     
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  21. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    Do we know her particular line of conversation?
     
  22. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    I hate to go against our Stace, but i'm really finding this album to be shitting GREAT.

    In fact as an overall piece it's currently my second favourite girls aloud album. It's just a TREAT to listen to. I'm so pleased there was some sort of blip in the fabric of the universe that allowed her to actually record and release this.
     
  23. Mats

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    it's been 9 days and still no sign of this ALLEGED MAGNUM OPUS

    I might not even want to hear it when it finally arrives :evil:
     
  24. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    As a wise philosopher* once said, ABSENCE makes the HEART grow FONDER

    I'm sure you're allowed to illegally download it if you've actually bought a copy though.


    *Lady Cluck out of Disney's Robin Hood
     
  25. Mats

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    THAT I can't even be arsed to do

    it'll have to do with the two singles and a b-side

    see you when you're back with GA, NICOLA MARIA
     
  26. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    JUST DOWNLOAD IT MATS.

    I won't think bad of you.

    Take A Bite's written about that BOSS-EYED CUNT Moyles, right?
     
  27. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    When I met her [/Mollie Sugden's Bridesmaid], I'd had a few gins and gushed ' THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS ALBUM NICOLA'.

    She gave me a hug :shy:
     
  28. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    She was BRILL on This Week. And she looked so lovely.

    Just to agree with what VoR said, I love how issues-based and passionate she is without being so insincere and laboured like Gaga. She comes across as very intelligent.
     
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  29. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    OH WHY NOT A FOURTH POST IN THE ROW.
     
  30. Apocalypt Flyer

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    My thoughts PRECISELY. The middle 8 features yet another moment of genius from Queen Nic.

    And no, not that washed up PUSSYCAT DOLL.
     
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  31. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    After listening to this album once, I was about to come into this thread a make a post wondering what on earth the big old gay fuss was about. I'd have given it a 6 then. Then I listened a second time and realised I wasn't doing it justice. After a third I'm fully on board with it and different songs are massively jumping out at me (currently the title track, Gladiator and Take A Bite). My one reservation is still her voice which is just the wrong side of shrill and squawky for me at quite a few points. And I really could do without the Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime cover. I don't like it much anyway, she's done little to improve it, and her vibrato on it is really offputting.
     
  32. POP!

    POP! Fade away, radiate

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    I think the rather lush production makes "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime", it's not a highlight but at least it makes sense sonically.

    "Take a Bite" is definitely my lowlight so far.
     
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  33. Mats

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    SOLID EFFORT

    I should introduce it to my red haired siblings. my brother's a musician, he could get inspired to write about his own troubled ginge youth
     
  34. Lockhart

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    Not sure if it's been posted already, but Yo-Yo has been confirmed as the 3rd single.
     
  35. Christian

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    Obvious choice but it's another marmite track I feel

    Which is FINE with me

    HOORAH
     
  36. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I'm really enjoying the track by track commentary on Spotify

    GLORIOUS :disco:
     
  37. Lee

    Lee Ne me quitte pas

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    Yo-Yo is a good song but it won't get here anywhere, and her voice sounds terrible in parts. I'm really loving Take A Bite at the moment!
     
  38. Raining On Me

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    Oh my this is so much better than I ever imagined, what a stellar effort. I was worried "Beat Of My Drum" (which is NICE and all but not outstanding for me and seemed more about the quirkiness of it all than the actual tune) would be more representative of the overall sound, but then along comes "Lucky Day" and thank christ it's more akin to that, although every song is different really. BOMD is about the least conventional thing there whereas the rest are more typical pop songs but losing absolutely NONE of the character and personality, which makes it all rather :disco: indeed.

    I think some will take a while to grow or may not at all but there's enough 8/10+ tunes here to keep me VERY HAPPY. I think having "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" there is inspired too, filling a ballad slot and seems very well suited to her and her voice. Although that's a 10/10 track for me REGARDLESS so I'd be quite furious had she screwed it up.

    "Lucky Day" maybe predictably is my current highlight but then I'm still savouring its initial charms having been in a bit of a musical VOID for a few weeks. It's absolutely ROTTEN that it never charted well, but then it would have been silly to expect any less from a NR project of ANY kind :( So hey ho, at least we got the damn thing..
     
  39. Raining On Me

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    And Yo-Yo is a TREMENDOUS choice. In that it's an obvious highlight and ain't gonna make a damn bit of difference anyway so at least she's chucking the VERY BEST out there. That chorus is nothing if not a 10/10 euphoric moment

    God I'm listening again now, in the right (i.e FAVOURED) hands it would, obviously, be a big fat hit. I wonder if it would have made a difference as the first single, but as this is Nicola Roberts, PROBABLY NOT.
     
  40. Slave

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    Like that was ever a genuine ISSUE :D
     

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