Melanie C - The Sea

Melanie C - The Sea

Melanie C has had an inconstent solo career since her post-Spice Girls career began in 1998.

The Sea (her first album since 2007's This Time) never really gets going as a record, offering no surprises and little of substance.

Lead single 'Think About It' is a decent club track with a catchy chorus, but would struggle to stand out against other songs in the genre.

It's clear that Melanie C is trying to create an atmospheric record, but unfortunately it comes off as largely uninspired.

If the vocals were great enough to let us look past the bland music, then it might be a different story.

As it is, tracks like 'Beautiful Mind' feel like something we've heard before, bringing nothing new to the table.

The record, in spite of its short-comings, has a few moments of real quality.

'One By One' is a sensitive and moving acoustic track that benefits from its simplicity.

In contrast, 'Get Out Of Here' is a dark, powerful ballad that stands out as a higlight on an otherwise uneventful record.

Behind this unmemorable album is a good one waiting to burst out.

With better, more inspired songwriting The Sea could have been so much more.

As it stands, Melanie C has put out a predictable, paint-by-numbers pop/dance record.

Female First - Alistair McGeorge


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  1. by Feyster 08th Sep 2011 15:04

    What do you know about normal music? Pop listeners and pop magazines shouldn't be allowed to review music.

    The album is fucking good. You can suck it.

  2. by Jusrin 09th Sep 2011 19:13

    I happen to find the album refreshing with its diversity, with strong vocals & authentic writing! What a shitty review. I'm not convinced!

  3. by fraser mcinnes 10th Sep 2011 00:25

    I agree. this album is amazing. i've had it on repeat for days. Beautifully put together, Melanie sings with beautiful emotion.. Buy it, your record collection will miss it if you don... Read More

  4. by Greg 11th Sep 2011 11:16

    what a load of crap! The album is amazing - My favourite of the year - and has an average 5 star rating on itunes - from people who have actually listened to it.

  5. by Mark S 12th Sep 2011 09:07

    Are you kidding right?

    If it was that uneventful and uninspired how have I managed to listen to it on my ipod for a whole week?

    Im getting tired of hearing this term 'paint by num... Read More