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  • Summary: This is the debut American release for the Tokyo-born (but internationally-raised) singer-songwriter, who is the daughter of producer Don Costa and the goddaughter of Frank Sinatra. Costa has been performing since the age of five and has already scored hits in Europe and Australia.
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  1. An intoxicating starburst of self affirming R&B...
  2. In a just universe, Nikka Costa, with her near-perfect American debut, Everybody Got Their Something, would become the ‘00s answer to Janis Joplin, Teena Marie and Like a Virginal Madonna.
  3. Costa is a potent force with all the ballsy punch of a power rocker and the brazen belt of a sharp-tongued R&B survivor.
  4. For all the back story that precedes her, and even with an already overplayed first single, Everybody is a terrific debut.
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    Everybody Got Their Something has something for almost everybody... [Jul 2001, p.86]
  6. The funk-by-numbers grooves of Everybody's Got Their Something borrow heavily from the likes of Sly Stone, Chaka Khan and early Prince, but do so with such affection and spirit that it's hard to take offense.
  7. This album is bollocks. Not the bollocks, mind, just plain old fashioned middle-American bollocks, the sort of 70s, vaguely psychedelic-tinted, vaguely funkdefied bollocks that Lenny Kravitz and old school MTV made their own.

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  1. Oct 1, 2010
    Greeat Album! I found Nikka out when I heard one of her songs on a movie! "Like a Feather" is the best song ont he album and "Everybody Got Their Somethin" is the second best song and is an album to definitely check out Expand

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