Fergie – The Dutchess January 7, 2008
My journey into pop music land continues with The Dutchess by Fergie. I became fond of the Black Eyed Peas, so I was wondering how much I would like Fergie, as she’s been one of the main personnas in the band. However, the style of her album is fairly different, not as edgy as what the Black Eyed Peas would do. That means less interesting, in my opinion.
I did not get into Fergalicious, London Bridge, Pedestal or Voodoo Doll. The beat of the music is too overwhelming.
All That I Got (The Make Up Song) makes me think of a Mariah Carey song, even though I’m no Mariah Carey expert (nor fan); it turns out that the song isn’t actually bad. Clumsy and Velvet are interesting, but my favorite songs are Big Girls Don’t Cry, Losing My Ground and Finally. This last song made me think of a tune coming straight out of a Walt Disney movie.
Overall, the album is uneven: it sometimes sounds like a number of different influences battling each other, but there are a number a number of interesting songs.
Listen to: Losing My Ground
Listen to: Finally