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  • Summary: The British singer-songwriter who has worked with the Pussycat Dolls and Sugarbabes releases her debut album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Sometimes she plays the jukebox-sweetheart card too hard, but there's enough modernity here to save Travelling from tipping into mothballed nostalgia.
  2. Its lengthy incubation process notwithstanding, V.V. Brown's clever debut album, Travelling Like the Light, is as genuine, natural, and deep as mishmash throwback pop can get.
  3. Nothing quite matches that burst of bile ['Crying Blood'], but the title track--choir and all--is heavenly. [Jul 2009, p.118]
  4. Her music floats exhilaratingly outside of time, blending thumping garage-rock rhythms, doo-wop chords, Spectorian girl-group stylings.
  5. V.V. Brown is a prodigious talent who deserves to have a hit record, even if it's just to reward all the hard work that has clearly gone into this debut.
  6. VV Brown employs enough personas to suggest she’s struggling with the decision of who to appeal to. It’s a shame that she hasn’t got a voice of her own, but that’s not to say the album isn’t without its highlights.
  7. Unless you’re hyped up on a cocktail of Sunny D and Haribo yourself, you’ll find most of this album very annoying indeed.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. EdP
    Aug 11, 2009
    8
    Vanessa Brown (or atleast Island label) owes me an apology. It has been almost a full year since I was transfixed by Crying Blood via youtube Vanessa Brown (or atleast Island label) owes me an apology. It has been almost a full year since I was transfixed by Crying Blood via youtube and the wait for the album has been excruciating. I Expand