Review by Mike Morgan:
Album Title: Meet You In The Club
Artist: Candy Rose
Reviewer's Name: Michael Morgan
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Review Summary: Dance gems abound on this quick shot disc of 7 club tracks from budding British artist Candy Rose. After listening to Candy Rose's Meet You In The Club for the first time, there will never be a last. It's that hot.
Dance gem remixes abound on this quick shot disc of 7 club tracks from budding British artist, Candy Rose. After listening to Candy Rose's Meet You In The Club for the first time, there will never be a last. It's that hot. The first 3 tracks are a trifecta of dance music body blows.
The race car rhythm and airy chorus of "Hooked on You” is an energetic start to the record while the bullet-like back-beat and synth frenzy of "Just So You Know" rockets in from outer space. The third track, "You Are Everything," the strongest song on the album, has so much infectious rhythm in it that if indie electro-dance DJs knew about this Latin dance slap in the face, they would be begging to remix it.
The songstress explores Latin flavors of meringue pianos on the grinder "You Are Everything" and composes a dance party with sonic urgency on "Stop Talking." The latter song brings with it a girl-power force that echoes early No Doubt à la "Don't Speak," or Janet Jackson's "Nasty Boys." Even though Ms. Rose tends to experiment with different dance rhythms on songs like "It's You That I Love," she doesn't veer far from the core pop hooks that make the songs so appealing. But don't be mislead that she would appeal solely to the commercial masses; deeper listening reveals more.
Although the majority of tracks are in the same vein as commercial pop and dance radio, there are undercurrents of progressive dance in a couple of the songs. "Now I'm Gone" possesses a Middle Eastern sound that eventually peaks into a trance-like crescendo. It's songs like these that fall outside the terrestrial radio realm. This is the area where Ms. Rose can break the mainstream dance club mold, much the same way Santigold has done in the hip-hop world. If Candy can push the edges the same way she does on tracks like "You Are Everything" and "Now I'm Gone," her music will carry with it not only commercial appeal, but brand new audiences.
Meet You In The Club is one of those albums that can be played straight through a gym workout or long car drive to somewhere far and intriguing. One part dance party queen, and another progressive dance club vixen, Ms. Rose has the pop goods and dance music chops to break through both commercial and indie underground success. Fans of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera should buy this record now.
Review by Mike Morgan
BONUS BONUS BONUS CD - buy A Rollercoaster Love in CD format, you get this album for free in CD format. This is a limited offer as this is only available in limited numbers in CD format.
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