Vanessa Barum

Vanessa Barum

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The novice singer Vanessa Barum, in her well-produced orchestra/band debut album, offers nothing new or even very interesting. Primarily concerned with a sensual image, her forced, cheesy vocal interpretations don't impress. Her repertory is superficial, with several weak Brazilian pop themes serving as backbones ("Lady Jane" by Mick Jagger/Keith Richards and "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" by Stevie Wonder) representing a flagrant inadequacy when compared to previous renditions by other artists. Not even "Mil Perdões," a beautiful melody by Chico Buarque, saves the album. Vanessa Barum is an opportunistic market test for a singer who needs to find the way to her own heart.

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