Rachel Stevens
Come and Get It

Polydor
2005
A-
Reviewed by: Edward Oculicz
Reviewed on: 2005-10-06



Posted 10/06/2005 - 01:47:24 PM by daavid:
 The strange thing is that Rachel could easily carve out a name for herself in the art of being famous for being famous without bothering, and the bigwigs bankrolling this record—19 Productions—are pressing on despite disappointing chart positions for the singles, surely knowing this album will almost certainly not recoup its cost; a Song Cycle for the noughties, if you will. And yet no expense has been spared in the acquisition of songs or the production. Rachel sounds like she's having a great time, too. This is precisely what worries me. I hope I'm wrong but I think that, sadly, it may serve as lesson to record executives.
 
Posted 10/06/2005 - 07:30:30 PM by JohnCameron:
 So... screw art, sort of thing?
 
Posted 10/07/2005 - 09:37:15 AM by edwardo:
 Well, not _quite_ screw art. But acknowledge that a variety of artistic processes are valid.
 
Posted 10/07/2005 - 01:44:43 PM by IanMathers:
 Screw albumism, basically.
 
Posted 01/01/2006 - 07:50:14 AM by MC_Tatsujin:
 I am still waiting for my copy. Your review makes me want it more. T_T The singles were just mind-blowing too. Interesting comments on the album/concept notes, although they get a little confusing to me, since I'm an idiot.