The Constant - I Blame Coco
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  • Summary: Sting's daughter releases her debut album with her band I Blame Coco.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 17, 2010
    It might be another album indebted to the '80s, but the sound of discovery has seldom been such fun as is. [Nov 2010, p.107]
  2. Nov 17, 2010
    The Constant has enough strong moments to make it a promising debut from a group with plenty of confidence, personality and potential.
  3. Jun 8, 2011
    It is a young album that avoids certain risks (all the songs are in the three minute range), but there is a vitality and ambition to it that is rare and refreshing for pop music.
  4. Nov 12, 2010
    There's nothing radical here, but revolution isn't all it's cracked up to be.
  5. Nov 12, 2010
    While a few of its tracks are below par, The Constant is a decent first effort. It doesn't put her head and shoulders above the many other female singer-songwriters kicking around at the moment, but it definitely sets her apart from them.
  6. Dec 15, 2010
    Until Coco can hit upon this kind of refinement of her influences in a more general sense, she seems destined to be known firstly for who her father is and only secondly for her own artistic achievements.
  7. Nov 12, 2010
    The Constant is essentially a mildly promising debut by an artist who can write a tune but not yet with any great distinction.

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  1. May 29, 2011
    What an great album, I haven't listened to something like this, lately. The album has awesome lyrics, but basically the same beats and rhythms. It's a shame that the producing definitely has made Coco sound much less powerful and unique than she is. To me she Still sounds very powerful and unique, even with all the synths, she is too strong a force to destroy that easily. And the songs are still hers. Just needs a little getting used to. I too hope for the acoustic Coco's return but maybe electronic is really what she wants to do at this point. It's up to her. Although she is actually a really good singer. Expand