Favorite

CD Review: NATASHA BEDINGFIELD 

Strip Me (Phonogenic/Epic)

Of all the post-Britney pop starlets, Natasha Bedingfield seems like the most grounded. She doesn't sing about puking in Paris Hilton's closet, wear slabs of meat, or expose her cooter in public. The nice-girl image has made her an unassuming but sorta-blah chart presence over the past five years. The British singer's third album doesn't bust this bubble. Despite its lascivious title, "Strip Me" is more up-with-me than down-and-dirty-with-you. "I'm only one voice in a million, but you ain't taking that from me," Bedingfield sings in a voice that sounds, well, like a million others. But Strip Me is loaded with big and busy production by a small army of hitmakers who coat the album in glossy extravagance. Bedingfield drops a "bitch" in one song, but it comes as a promise of something she says she'll never be. Reputation saved, she and Strip Me continue along on their safe-pop way. Michael Gallucci

Speaking of CD Reviews

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Staff Pick Events

  • Summer of Love @ Cain Park

    • Sat., July 23
  • Thibaudet Plays Grieg @ Blossom

    • Sat., July 23
  • Magic of the Movies @ Blossom

    • Sun., July 24

Facebook Activity

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation