the choice of being pulled through a hedge of thorns
or being forced to listen to this album again, I think
I'd go for the former. When Leona Lewis won the X
Factor I really did think she could sing and had
talent. This album proves she can't and hasn't. To
start with the material is dreadful. Booming bass,
outmoded ideas - certainly going through the motions
music. Take a formula, fit it to the voice and churn
out an album. The result is quite hideous. Lewis'
voice is charmless and strident. She destroys the
classic "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
(Roberta Flack she aint). Elsewhere its just pumped
out epics that merge into one another as Lewis
showcases her raucous, grating voice. "A Moment
Like This" was a decent song in some respects but
this album is just an embarrassment and will end up in
the remainder bins before you can say "cashing in
on the Christmas market."