15
Feb
2010

Sugababes – Sweet 7 (Album Review)

Submitted by / 11 years ago / Album Reviews, New Singles, New Songs

This is the seventh official album from the Sugababes and as their personnel continues to change the only constant is their success. “Get Sexy” and “About A Girl” have already been confirmed as a top 10 hits and the girls will hope there is more to follow.

These songs represent the constant theme of ‘girl power’ which is evident throughout the album as the Sugababes try to modernize the musical trend started by the Spice Girls. The vocal talents of the band are undoubted but this album does not really allow them to demonstrate their abilities. The majority of songs are solid and catchy but it lacks a lyrical or vocal challenge. Except for “Little Miss Perfect” and “Wait For You” the girls seem scared to stray any distance from their comfort zone.

This album is certainly aimed at the masses as plenty of these songs would not sound out of place in a club but sadly, this detracts from their voices. A notable exception is “No More You”, a beautifully written song by Ne-Yo which the girls, and Jade’s voice in particular, do justice. Ne-Yo is not the only high-profile influences on this album. With production taking place in America there is input from the Smeezingtons, RedOne and Sean Kingston reflecting the band’s recent signing to Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation. With heavyweights like Jay-Z and Ne-Yo behind them, the album is likely to be a success but as always this band remains a work in progress due to the revolving door policy when it comes to members.

01. Get Sexy (03.12) *

02. Wear My Kiss (03.43)

03. About A Girl (03.27) *

04. Wait For You (03.51) *

05. Thank You For The Heartbreak (03.41)

06. Miss Everything – feat. Sean Kingston (03.39)

07. She’s A Mess (03.24)

08. Give It To Me Now (02.58)

09. Crash & Burn (03.38)

10. No More You (04.13) *

11. Sweet & Amazing (03.49)

12. Little Miss Perfect (03.47) *

Sugababes – Wait For You

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Sugababes – No More You

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Sugababes – Little Miss Perfect

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