Curiouser - Kate Miller-Heidke Album Review
Curiouser displays a strange mix of musical styles ranging from Cheesy pop to Dance and Indie. Kate has already achieved success with her first album Little Eve in her home country of Australia therefore the pressure was on to produce a second album which achieved a similar level of success.
The first half of the album is without doubt the strongest. Caught in the crowd being in my opinion the best on the record with its melodic storytelling pop manner. This is followed by Cant shake it which sounds like a slightly less annoying version of a Lady GaGa song. The electro-pop track does however exhibit a far better sense of humour with lines like Tried moving my body to the latest hit, someone called the nurse thought I was having a fit.
From track 6, I like you better when youre not around, the album starts to loose some of its dynamic. A similar track may have resulted if Regina Spektor was to loose some of her edge and then gain an unhealthy obsession in Avril Lavinge and Mika albums with the slightly painful use of high pitch vocals. The following songs include Supergirl and No truck which are upbeat and catchy however mildly repetitive.
On a positive, this is a theatrical and cheerful album which may be warmly received by a young teenage audience. It exhibits a wide range of musical influences and I can easily envisage it being on the soundtrack of American teen television programmes such as One Tree Hill.
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