Pocketful of Sunshine

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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the English singer.

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Soulmate
Incompatible, it don't matter though 'cos someone's bound to hear my cry Speak out if you do You're not easy to find Is it possible Mr. Loveable Is... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. At first listen, N.B. sounds creepy. But ignore the lyrics, surrender yourself to the joys of pop songwriting and N.B. seems to approach perfection.
  2. Bedingfield's second record is slight but filled with hooky, crisply produced songs that sound great on a sunny day.
  3. The album has an undeniable flip-flop feel throughout; like the unplugged soul-chick hoedown Beyoncé tried to conjure at the end of the "Irreplaceable" video.
  4. Nat Bed's second has nothing as catchy as 'Unwritten', the tunes are on the airy-fairy side of breezy, and the lyrics on the naff side of plain. But 'Smell the Roses' is a turbulent little pop symphony, and 'When You Know You Know' is sinuous soul that speaks well of her extended sojourn in LA studios.
  5. It's good clean fun, entertaining and inoffensive.
  6. She sings about the minutiae of modern relationships from a feminine perspective, but a healthy dose of self-awareness regarding the archetypes she plays with and some jolly-hockey-sticks humour prevent her from slipping into Bridget Jones territory.
  7. Despite some attempts at quasi-uplift ('Freckles') and childhood nostalgia ('Backyard'), there's little here that's likely to reprise the slow-burning success of that inspirational smash ['Unwritten'].

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. GrantM.
    Jan 17, 2008
    10
    Quirky, catchy pop songs. Inspired, heartfelt performances. Pocketful is a breath of fresh air from start to finish!
  2. EmmaR.
    Jan 17, 2008
    9
    Joyful, easy listening, and care free. Fun album to listen to!
  3. Maikv.
    Jan 22, 2008
    9
    I do not agree to the reviews "What Critics Said" because some of them referred to the album N.B. Thats wrong because the new cd Pocket Full I do not agree to the reviews "What Critics Said" because some of them referred to the album N.B. Thats wrong because the new cd Pocket Full Of Sunshine is different from the N.B one. New songs and a couple of old songs from N.B. So the metascore isn't representative. It's not the right review for this cd. I like the new songs on this album. Check them out! Expand
  4. MichalV.
    Jan 23, 2008
    8
    When I have heard it for the first time, i knew that something was wrong about it... Songs are catchy, melodic and yeah, they are good... But When I have heard it for the first time, i knew that something was wrong about it... Songs are catchy, melodic and yeah, they are good... But still, i felt like it is not the right NB... and it is not! Her lyrics are less personal than ever and that kinda sucks. Expand
  5. RicardoA
    Jan 25, 2008
    2
    Can't believe this kind of boring pap is still being released in the 21st Century.