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Delta

An album by Delta Goodrem

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A good listen but too slick on the production side.

  • Jul 31, 2008
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I could be far more enthusiastic about Delta Goodrem if she had a more unique style all her own. From the first track of this CD on, I couldn't shake the feeling that she was trying to become a Celine Dion/Madonna hybrid. She definitely has the pipes, but a look at the notes for this album gives me a hint at where it goes wrong. To quote... "the music on Delta was made with the assistance of a world-class collection of producers that include John Shanks (Kelly Clarkson), Marius DeVries (Madonna, U2) and Steve Kipner's team (Christina Aguilera, Natasha Bedingfield)." That's far too much "slick production" that renders a commercially pleasant but unfulfilling and ultimately forgettable listening experience.

It's not a bad effort, but when you listen closely to Delta's lyrics you can't help but get the feeling that these guys just weren't taking her seriously. Her song writing talent is solid, but the CD is over wrought with lush strings and synthesized techno beats.

I wouldn't suggest that you give up on Delta, not by a long shot. But I would hope that on her next album she takes a little more control and not listen to so many other voices. She's young and promising, and the geniuses that built their reputations carrying the water and sliding the buttons for other singers need to realize that she can be special on her own.

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"This album has strong themes about going through hard times but instead of being a victim standing up and being counted. It's good to focus on what life has to offer, find things that mean something to you. It's pop music. It's meant to be fun, magic, something you can relate to."

"Hard times are universal. Good times are universal. I've learned how powerful music can be to people, how you just want to get lost in music. That's a really special connection with people that isn't disposable. I like the idea of starting in America with a clean slate - I'm looking forward to singing my heart out."

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Label: Decca U.S.
Artist: Delta Goodrem
Release Date: July 15, 2008

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