Tuesday, October 05, 2004
How suprisingly good is Natasha Bedingfield's These Words? Okay, I've only heard it twice now and I don't preclude that its charm will wear off much sooner than I'd like (by the fourth listen, say), but damn if I don't just fall for that "I know the Pop Love Song is probably the most mediated message ever but I just don't know how to say what I feel so here it comes gushing out, tripping over itself, falling all around in as vulnerable a way as I can possibly express". It's also getting hip-hop radio play, as songs that boast of having hip-hop beats tend to do. Best Meta-pop since Kylie Dean's "Write Me a Song" (which wasn't very good anyway so no big deal really)? Best pop sister since...?