Echo - Leona Lewis
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  • Summary: The second album for the "X Factor" winner features production help from a variety of people including Justin Timberlake, Ryan Tedder, John Shanks, and Max Martin.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
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  1. As haunting as Lewis' ballads are, perhaps fewer of them would do her some good.
  2. There's nary an ounce of diva in Lewis, she seems to enjoy singing for the sake of it, which helps her out on an album like Echo, where the melodies are elliptical, not catchy, designed to showcase range, not to stick in the head or evoke emotion.
  3. It's a far bolder and more convincing album than her first, and suggests Lewis might be able to pull off an even bigger and more unexpected triumph than winning "X-Factor" and scoring an international hit.
  4. A handful of upbeat numbers–-including an unexpected foray into frothy high-speed electro–-pull Leona back from the brink of boring, while 'I Got You' is an impressive distant relative of 'Bleeding Love.'
  5. Too much of Echo is mired in soppy balladry and standard-issue dancery that seem meant to be consumed with a box of drugstore Chablis.
  6. Lewis is technically flawless, but behind lyrics about "the scars on my heart," there's little personality.
  7. Sometimes less is more. [Jan 2010, p.117]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    Very good album! Great songs like ''Outta My Head'', ''My Hands'', ''Alive'', ''Naked'', ''Broken'' and much more! Leona is a great singer!
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    9
    Great ablum but not close to SPIRIT!!! Spirit is the best album ever made even better than Thriller from Michael Jackson!!!!!My Hands isGreat ablum but not close to SPIRIT!!! Spirit is the best album ever made even better than Thriller from Michael Jackson!!!!!My Hands is definitely my favourite!!! Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    7
    Not as good as spirit but as an album it's still good. Tracks like outta my head as standouts. Also she proves she still has the voice in theNot as good as spirit but as an album it's still good. Tracks like outta my head as standouts. Also she proves she still has the voice in the track alive. A good album with too many standard pop songs and not enough standouts. Expand