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Dec 16, 2014This album is just perfect, the best of her career, vocals, compositions, melodies, everything fits perfectly doing a great debut album, she managed to make a fun pop varying with other musical styles. Merited nine have two unnecessary songs.
Highlights: Gravity and Here We Go Again
Lows: Silent Night and Goodnight and Goodbye
ShaySOct 20, 2009A cute song, from a cute girl.
Oct 17, 2012An incredible combination of 'soul' and 'pop', the album is unique and has great songs, the melodies are good, the lyrics are excellent, and the vocals are great, great highlight for 'Broken Arrow' (Present in the relaunch) also highlights for 'Nothing Compares', 'My Love' and 'Gravity'.
Jul 10, 2017This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just as I was looking through my album collection, I came across a pearl from my childhood, i.e. Turn It Up. It's a shame that her career never took off outside of the UK, because this album has some very respectable tracks. Boys & Girls is one of those few timeless pop tracks that can be enjoyed for generations.
1. Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)- 9/10
2. Cry Me Out- 7/10
3. Band Aid- 7/10
4. Turn It Up- 8/10
5. Boys & Girls- 10/10
6. Gravity- 8/10
7. My Love- 9/10
8. Jack- 6/10
9. Nothing Compares- 5/10
10. Here We Go Again- 9/10
11. The Way The World Works- 4/10
12. Hold Me In Your Arms- 8/10… Expand
Sep 7, 2011Blessed with little of the showiness affectations of the X-Factor/American Idol generation, she can sell a song and inject it with age-appropriate enthusiasm that sustains her through the moments when Turn It Up glides by on its surface, while making the album--at its best--pretty damn infectious, too.
UncutThe generic patchwork of this debut LP suggests it's business as usual at the modern pop production line. [Oct 2009, p.102]
MojoAt the risk of sounding trite, I couldn't wait to Turn It Off. [Oct 2009, p.97]