Alexandra Burke's Overcome.

. Sunday, 25 October 2009
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I'm am very excited to announce that I have finally received my most anticipated album of the year. I even managed to avoid the dreaded postal strike.
Ever since I saw Alexandra Burke's first audition last year I knew she would win- she had to with a voice like that! I could never understand why Diana Vickers was ever the favourite, and how Eoghan Quigg made the finals. Each to their own I suppose...
First single and track from Overcome is "Bad Boys" featuring Flo Rida: a blatant attempt to break the US Market- not that I'm complaining! He definitely adds something unique and special to the record. Bad Boys just has to be the catchiest song on the whole album. It's fun, danceable, and gets stuck in your head for the whole day- a perfect remedy for a successful pop song, and surprise, surprise that is exactly what it has become. It has to be my favourite on the album and for that reason it gets a well-deserved A+
"Good Night Good Morning" is the second and final collaboration on the album- featuring Ne-Yo. I expected a lot from this track, but I'm not sure if the song lived up to it's true potential to be a fantastic hit. Don't get me wrong- I love the beginning: "This beat is crazy, This club a-maz-ing," is fantastic, but I feel the song loses steam, and becomes a tad repetitive. Ne-Yo doesn't stand out, and it wouldn't of made a difference if he wasn't there. C+
The first ballad on the album is "The Silence" and was (surprisingly) produced by RedOne. This is-by far-the best ballad on the album. The beat reminds me of Bleeding Love slightly, and is just as epic. The song shows just how amazing Burke's voice and range actually is. Will this become a single? Not sure how it would be received. A
"All Night Long" is a perfect example of Alexandra's bubbly personality. The song is upbeat and fun just like Burke. The song is perfectly suited to the dance floor, and reminds me slightly of SOS-Rihanna. Chorus is energetic; lyrics aren't amazing, but suit the song. B
The most unique track on the album has to be "Bury Me (6 Feet Under)", but I don't think this is for the right reasons- it's definitely not what I expected. It has a groovy-sort-of beat, and some strange lyrics: " You need to think about this moment, before you eat around this donut." It's a grower. B-
RedOne produced "Broken Heels" is definitely the most fun, bubbly and energetic song on the album: It's extremely danceable, and I can imagine this as a single. It's a "I can do anything better than you" sort-of song. Good, strong track. B+
The last RedOne produced song on Overcome is "Dumb"- another upbeat, extremely fun (again!) song that has the potential to be a single, but is very similar to "Broken Heels". I am in love the the continuous "dumb"'s throughout the song. Irresistibly danceable. B+
The second ballad and title track "Overcome" is exactly what I expected from Burke, and Leona would easily have this on her album. The song isn't is as epic as "The Silence"
and lives in its shadow slightly. Strong Chorus. C+
"Gotta Go" is good, but easily forgettable and nothing about it is amazing. Even so, it's a decent album track, but I wasn't that impressed. C+
Pixie Lott written "You Broke My Heart" is a lot better than the previous two tracks, probably because it is more upbeat and her voice suits faster songs. Enjoyable, but forgettable. Decent. B-
Stargate and Ne-Yo produced "Nothing But The Girl" feels a lot more futuristic and electronic than the others tracks, and I think this works. The chorus is fun, and energetic and sounds like "About A Girl" (Sugababes- also Ne-Yo produced). Fun. B-
The final track (without bonus's) is the soft "They Don't Know". This track is perfectly suited as the finale to the album, as it expresses Burke's personality perfectly. Calm and collected, it feels very clean. Excellent. B+
Overall: B


Ken said...

great review! Put up more articles and better change the layout soon! Looking forward to hearing more from ya! :)