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Being a pop artist has never been the most stable of career types, all it takes is one bad single and you’re out of the industry quicker than Usain Bolt during a 200 metre sprint. Fortunately though, there are a few artists left who know exactly how to play the game, and keep their shimmering careers afloat – and Pixie Lott is undoubtedly one of those. Therefore, her new album idly entitled, Pixie Lott, has been highly anticipated. But is it any good?
As with any pop record these days Pixie Lott is a mixed bag of catchy and beguiling songs, combined with others that are merely there just to the make up the numbers. Stand out tracks are Lay Me Down, Kill A Man and Nasty, all of which have that memorable and bubbly charm that have made the artist so renowned. Unfortunately though, the remaining tracks are rather monotonous in comparison, and despite showcasing her incredible voice, lack the substance and creativity that make a good song.
Commendable, though, is the artist’s ability to progress her sound and move on with the times. The vibe of the album is entirely different from her two previous records, and it’s refreshing to witness the transformation. It’s just a terrible shame that there aren’t a few more cheerful songs included, because realistically that’s all that we really want from her as an artist.
Lott is undeniably one of the most talented pop artists to have emerged from the UK in recent years, yet this album does not reflect her talent, and neither does it demonstrate much of her creative flair. Frankly speaking the record is tedious in some places, and the majority of tracks are indistinguishable from one another, which is a real shame considering that she is an artist known for her catchy, rhythmical songs.
Hopefully this record will not cause an abrupt end to her glistening career, but it assuredly won’t do her any favours. Shame on you Pixie, you’re capable of so much more than this.
Pixie Lott was released on 4th August 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Lay Me Down here: