Some random reviews...

These are the songs I like and want to talk about now but don't have enough to say about yet to be able to make full-length reviews..

Varsity Fanclub - You'll Be Okay

Listening over to the Varsity Fanclub songs I have, I noticed that after maybe one listen, their songs go right through me. I listen to them once and I think they're brilliant but I listen again and there's nothing special about the songs anymore.

That applies to all but this song. It's got all the elements of a typical R&B song while having all the elements a Varsity Fanclub song possesses - the elements are similar to another VF song and the melody is gorgeous.

Rating: 4/5

Pixie Lott - What You Do

This girl just keeps those brilliant songs coming, doesn't she? This song comes as a free download if you sign up on her official website and may I just say that it's possibly the most brilliant pop song I've heard all year.

It feels like all her other songs, it's got the Pixie Lott signature but the melody somehow reminds me of a Motown song. It's gorgeous and spunky, it's soft but it has kick and she reminds me of a certain British singer who was one of a select few who were able to break the US - Natasha Bedingfield. If Pixie can at least match Natasha's success, I'd be one happy blogger.

Rating: 5/5!

The Pussycat Dolls, A.R. Rahman and Nicole Scherzinger - Jai Ho!(You Are My Destiny)

According to, my most played song last week was this American attempt at a perfectly good Indian song on the soundtrack of a perfectly OK movie. I'll admit it, I kind of like the melody of the first two lines of the chorus but what irritates me is the way they say Jai Ho - they make it sound like Jay Ho.

I think it's definitely one of the better songs they've recorded(I have a few guilty pleasures from these girls.. but that's for me to know and you to find out..).

Rating: 4/5

Rain - Fresh Woman

I've developed a liking for this guy - he may seem like an Usher copycat but what sets him apart from the rest is that one, he sings in Korean not English and he actually does the R&B thing pretty well.

Apart from the strange title, the song's actually very good. It's got groove, it makes you want to bop your head or tap your toes and it's got a gorgeous melody. I've noticed that what most artists forget to put in when they TRY make songs like this is an actual melody, the element that makes the song an actual song. This not only has a melody, it's got a structure.

Rating: 4.5/5

Natasha Bedingfield - Again

Again is one of those signature epic Natasha Bedingfield ballad - ala I Bruise Easily and Soulmate. If you've never heard a ballad from Natasha, you'll be surprised at how well she sings those fun, funky tracks and these sad/empowering ballads.

That's why I love her so much.

She can do fun and spunky but she can also do epic, serious and be a show-off with her voice. In other words, she's versatile. Plus the fact that her songs are brilliant.

Rating: 5/5


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