Is The Debut Solo Album From Cheryl Cole Any Good?

It must be like a whirlwind for Cheryl Cole… the first solo single ‘Fight For This Love’ has became the fastest selling single of the year so far and she will probably achieve a chart double this weekend with both single and album going to number 1. The album has had a lot of negative reviews from critics but with the hype surrounding Cheryl at the moment, it really doesn’t matter.

It does take a couple of listens to appreciate the album as a whole package and it’s fairly good. Forthcoming single ‘3 Words’ is ace, it’s intense as it builds to a big finish. ‘Parachute’ is very good! Our favourite track is ‘Rain On Me’, which, is a retro disco inspired number with a great chorus and Cheryl’s vocals sound delicious. ‘Stand Up’ is also fantastic, it’s a club banger courtesy of Taio Cruz.

‘3 Words’ isn’t always brilliant. We REALLY disliked Cheryl’s version of ‘Don’t Talk About This Love’, which is a beautiful and fragile song written and recorded by the AMAZING Nikola Rachelle – you can hear the original version on her MySpace profile by clicking here‘Boy Like You’ samples the intro of the very excellent ‘Little Lies’ by Fleetwood Mac – no need!

The main problem is that the tracks lack memorable choruses and will.i.am is to blame for that. Let’s consider the choruses for the will.i.am co-written and produced tracks…

HEAVEN
“My heaven’s with you, My heaven’s with you, My heaven’s with you, My heaven’s wit chu girl.”

MAKE ME CRY
“Are you trying to make me cry, Are you trying to make me cry, Are you trying to make me cry, Are you trying to make me cry, Are you trying to make me cry, Are you trying to make me cry.”

BOY LIKE YOU
“I’ve been looking for a boy like you, A boy like you, A boy like you, A boy like you, A boy like you.” 

HEARTBREAKER
“I’m a heartbreaker, You’re my heartbreaker, I’m a heartbreaker, You’re my heartbreaker, I’m a heartbreaker.”

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… despite this, it is fairly decent and it really does deserve a chance!