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  • Summary: The Brooklyn duo of Imani Coppola and Adam Pallin release their debut album.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Drawing from a seemingly inexhaustible supply of sass, Coppola wraps her laid-back vocals around narratives that are innovative yet accessible, resulting in one of the most promising pop debuts 2008 is likely to see.
  2. Her attitide is occasionally a touch too self-satisfied, but tthat's a small price to pay for such an abundance of sparkling snark. [18 Jul 2008, p.65]
  3. On this excellent debut by her new duo with programmer Adam Pallin, Imani Coppola sounds no more interested in sticking to a single style than she usually does.
  4. It's definitely a bright, funny, clever record on the surface, and one so jam-packed with tunes that it'll probably take this country by storm. But plumb its depths, and you realise Coppola is watering down her idiosyncrasies, both lyrically and musically, when she takes pot shots at others.
  5. 60
    She’s more geeky than queenly anyway, ­jazzily singing and breezily rapping over buoyant reggae and soul throwback beats sculpted by a guy named Adam who previously worked with American Idol finalist Elliott Yamin.
  6. While the rhymes are frustratingly clunky at times ('What came first, the Chicken Nugget or the Egg McMuffin?'), her charisma ensures the result is rarely less than compelling.
  7. Unfortunately, Coppola hasn’t got Winehouse’s writing or vocal chops and Pallin clearly lacks Ronson’s knowledge of hit song construction.

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  1. ArdenC.
    Jul 20, 2008
    10
    Excellent. Coppola usually hops from genre to genre but here she settles down on one sound and it works very well. I do hope her next album Excellent. Coppola usually hops from genre to genre but here she settles down on one sound and it works very well. I do hope her next album is something completely different, though. Expand
  2. Ls
    Sep 19, 2008
    10
    This album has a great flow. Upbeat, lots of old school throwbacks, good beats.