You end up with an album that tells you nothing about Cher Lloyd and everything about the people around her: specifically, that the dominant force in British pop music doesn't appear to have a clue about pop music.
After a promising opening trio of tracks, Sticks + Stones wanes badly, and begins to sound more and more like it's been focus-grouped by industry executives in pursuit of a quick buck until there's barely any semblance of character left.
"Unfortunately, [Sticks + Stones] isn't much of a great debut. It contains songs like "Want U Back" and "With Ur Love" that are really fine bubbly pop radio tunes, but the album together is just a problem waiting to happen."…Full Review »