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**My first review** don't attack me S Club 7's very own Rachel Stevens' solo career should have made pop history. Taking after Kylie Minogue, she dove right into the trance-synth pop genre and mastered it on her second album. Her first attempt at solo music was her debut album, Funky Dory, a mediocre album that included the Britney reject stand-out track titled "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex". But Rachel Stevens didn't want to be mediocre, she would enlist the help of Richard X and Xenomania, the Music God's in charge of most of Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue's catalogues to record new music. With the release of her new single "Some Girls", Rachel was finally standing out amongst the crowd and demonstrating her full potential. The track proved to be magic and peaked at #2 on the UK top charts. The single was included on a re-release of her debut album, Funky Dory, but was also added onto her second album, "Come and Get It" which would soon prove to be pop perfection start to finish. After the success of Some Girls, Rachel knew what direction she wanted to take her next album. "Come and Get It" was released on in October 2005. The album received critical acclaim and would eventually make it onto the "100 albums to listen to before you die" list. The album proved to be ahead of its time and inherently influential. Stevens would make the most confident tracks of her career with the dazzling "Crazy Boys", a song with a thumping synth beat and ****, bold, confident talk-sing vocals by Ms. Stevens where she declares "For you I'd wait forever, nobody does it better". With "I Will Be There", another album standout and what some argue is the best song on the album, Stevens sings over an 80's synth pop production that sounds incredibly magnetic and electric. Stand-out tracks like "I Will Be There", "Crazy Boys", "Funny How" make you feel like you are at a disco that is raining down glitter and diamonds. That is the imagery that comes to mind with most of "Come and Get It". Stevens slows it down on the album half-way through with the ballad "Nothing Good About This Goodbye", a breakup song where she laments her regrets for her ex-lover. It's another standout track and would have been a good final single off of the album instead of the up-beat pop track "I Said Never Again (But Here We are)" that performed mildly well on the UK charts peaking at #12 and had a cute music video to go along with it. "I Said Never Again" is one of the album's more generic tracks and I can understand why they released it as a single but the album tracks are loads more interesting and magical than the latter. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the album underperformed and debuted at #28 on the UK charts. Rachel released her last single from the album, "I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)" in October 2005 and she was never heard from again in the music realm... which is an utter damn shame. The album was revolutionary and influenced albums like "Dignity" by Hilary Duff, "X" and "Aphrodite" by Kylie Minogue, and in my opinion, you an hear it's sounds replicated and mastered on "Heaven On Earth" from Britney's Blackout. If you haven't listened to Come and Get It by Rachel Stevens, I highly suggest adding the album and giving it a listen from start to finish. You will not regret it. STAND OUT TRACKS TO LISTEN TO: So Good Crazy Boys I Will Be There Nothing Good About This Goodbye Some Girls Funny How Dumb Dumb
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2688054317988761&id=721855304608682 One of my all time favorite things to do on Saturday was watch the latest adventures of S Club 7. Well today. A Facebook site is selling fan made dvds of the four seasons. The specials and it's an S Club thing. All are also available as a digital code purchase that is itunes ready as well. FYI. The tv series was at one point the world's most watched children's tv show. And critics actually credit the shows success in pavimg what would be Glee a decade later after Miami 7 (S Club 7 in Miami for US audiences) debuted. There ain't no party like an S Club party to this day.
In 1997 Simon Fuller was fired by The Spice girls. Well the day after the infamous sacking. He began the search for his next music act. Which would be S Club 7. He would literally expand what he learned fron the Spice girls and expand it. One thing S club 7 marketing strategy was the iconic children's tv show. Miami 7, La 7, Hollywood 7, and Viva S Club. Plus several tv movies. S club 7. Boyfriends and Birthdays, Creative differences, Back to the 50s and the Christmas special. Plus a couple of reality shows. S Club 7 Go wild which was a charity awareness with their biggest sponsors. WWF The wildlife fundraiser which resulted WWF changing their name to WWE due to a massive lawsuit victory. Plus the search for a spinoff band. S club 8. Which one member would be in a girl group called The Saturdays. Critics believe the S Club 7 children's show was the first musical TV series of its kind. Which led to Glee a decade later. Though unlike Glee. The S Club shows was more original material. 4 albums a greatest hits album and a reunion UK tour in 2015.. Spun off two solo members. Hannah spearitt is an actress who was in Agent cody banks 2 replacing Hilary duff from the original and seed of Chucky and a slew of Sci fi BBC tv shows. And one member Rachel Stevens who was dubbed the most sexiest member of the girls. She had a brief two album solo deal. It's no secret one of her biggest UK hits is the infamous Track. Sweet dreams my L A. Ex. Originally was meant for Britney spears for in the zone. But Jive rejected it. Funky dory was a modest hit in her native UK going Gold in the UK. Fools from the princess diaries 2 soundtrack is from Funky dory. But it's her second album that is her best album to date. Come & Get it. Rachel brilliantly traded bloodshy & Avant for the biggest electropop Production team of the noughties. Xenomania. The album is a masterpiece from beginning to end. The singles were actually huge in the UK. All top ten. But the album itself peaked at #28. But justice was served British music mag q and NME teamed up and included it in the list which popjustice States that being included in the 1001 albums you must hear before you die. Means flop or not. It deserves a second look. Come & Get it peaked at #16 on the list. Stream this hidden gem. It's one of the best dance albums.