Joanna Martino - My World

Published Tuesday 2nd May 2006
Joanna Martino - My World
Joanna Martino - My World

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 15950-10992
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ruth Saint

At just 16 Joanna made it to the 80 finalists of the second season of American Idol and now at 19 she has released her debut album. 'My World' was produced by Drew Cline and recorded at Sound Kitchen studios in Nashville with Joanna showing plenty of aplomb on a set of pop and rock numbers. The strongest track has to be "Energy" with its great classical intro of piano and strings before shifting up a gear to a catchy rock song bound for radio play. "Renegade", "Right Where You Want Me" and "This Is My World" are teenage pop rock numbers which are effective enough if a tad formulaic. Offering material by a variety of writers and musicians, there is just one song co-written by Joanna and her producer, entitled "Lay It Down", a song about laying life's problems at the feet of Jesus. The last track on the album, "The Road Less Travelled" by Drew Cline, is a soulful ballad which compliments the rockier tunes and a beautiful song with which to end her first album. Teen-orientated CCM is a very crowded field in the US but this is a pretty impressive debut.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Energy [Listen]
2. Right Where You Want Me [Listen]
3. God Is Never Gone [Listen]
4. Fall [Listen]
5. You Love Me [Listen]
6. Renegade [Listen]
7. Lay It Down [Listen]
8. This Is My World [Listen]
9. Psalm 108 [Listen]
10. Road Less Traveled [Listen]

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