Pixie Lott

Young Foolish Happy

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Disregard the effervescent title Young Foolish Happy: Pixie Lott takes a sharp left turn away from youthfulness on her sophomore set, determined to fulfill an imagined need for a diva with the stuffy stylishness of Natasha Bedingfield and the overworked desperation of Joss Stone in her modern R&B phase. Being British -- and this album indicates that she and her team have given up on the idea of a U.S. crossover -- she favors pulsating Euro-disco alternating with immaculately tailored showcases for vocal gymnastics, occasionally punctuating these two sounds with a bit of Mark Ronson-driven retro-soul, such as the Motown-mythologizing "Stevie on the Radio." That's one of the brighter, better songs here, largely because it has bigger beats and hooks; the rest of the record has the form of a blockbuster record but lacks the requisite rhythms or hooks and its scale dampens Lott's spunky personality, which was her primary charm on her debut.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:19 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:06 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:55 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:33 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
6 4:10 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:03 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:51 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:30 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
11 4:04 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:05 SpotifyAmazon
13 4:22 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:52 SpotifyAmazon
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