Friday, 18 September 2009

Alicia Keys 'No One'

Chart Peak: 6


A record that makes me feel desperately out of touch: criticially acclaimed and a huge hit throughout the industrialised world, but to me it just sounds like a fairly standard-issue power ballad with a ludicrously OTT vocal. In fact, the whiny tone seems to completely subvert the lyric "Things can only get better" by making it sound less of a compliment than seems to be intended.

I'm not surprised people keep singing this on X-Factor, it's the sort of thing that works there.

Available on: As I Am

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