Melanie - I Wanna Be

Sunday 1st July 2001
Melanie - I Wanna Be

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Graham Jovanovic

A wannabe Britney would perhaps be a more appropriate title for this South African starlet bouncing and bopping her way towards the teenage market of the pop industry. If you happen to welcome the in-vogue "pop stars" of today combined with an almost Eurovision song contest- friendly pleasantness about it at times (with three songs in her native tongue) then this could well be for you. Each track is often a short, sweet, simple tune rarely lasting longer than three minutes, full of enthusiastic beats and strumming guitars. All of this wholesomeness certainly provides a well intentioned role model for youngsters but the lack of soul or attitude may prove un engaging for more mature listeners.

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