Feels So Good
released: 09.09.02 (uk)
our score: 3.0 out of 5.0
truly taken over the girl-band pedestal since All Saints called
it a day, but out in front by a neck is Atomic Kitten. Their brilliant
and sensitive cover of "The Tide Is High" justifiably
smashed into the charts in the number one position, and this week
their new studio album is unleashed.
So Good won’t get such an easy ride with the record-breaking
Coldplay album selling like hot cakes at the moment, but there
is plenty on it to make sure they retain the high ground over
the Sugababes. Having said that, the new CD from Natasha, Jenny
and Liz is a pleasure/pain experience and many moments of delightful
pop are cancelled out by shallow, thoughtless tunes.
Tide Is High" and "It’s OK!" have already
been notable singles that will push sales of the album, while
"Love Won’t Wait" and "Feels So Good"
(penned by a certain Kylie Minogue) also get the release off to
a triumphant start. But after that things really start to lose
their way and return to the stereotypical, uninventive image of
a girl-band that Atomic Kitten had almost managed to navigate
Moment You Leave Me," "The Last Goodbye" and "The
Way That You Are" then start to drain on your listening abilities
and when it’s compounded with the very poor "Softer
The Touch" and "Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt"
the early promise falls away quicker than a Brazilian rain forest.
There are songs on Feels So Good that are worth their
weight in gold, but you will be able to pick them up on compilations
this year – or even wait until a greatest hits CD. The rest
of Feels So Good is not worth getting excited about at
liked Feels So Good...
1. It's OK
2. Love Won't Wait
3. The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)
4. Feels So Good
5. Walking On Water
6. The Moment You Leave Me
7. The Last Goodbye
8. Love Doesn't Have To Hurt
9. Softer The Touch
10. The Way That You Are
11. Baby Don't Hurt Me
12. So Hot
13. Maybe I'm Right
14. No One Loves You (Like I Love You)