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4.0 out of 5 stars
Jully Black's Revival!!, Oct 29 2007
We first met Jully Black officially in 2005 with the release of her critically aclaimed debut album, "This Is Me". Spwaning such hit singles as "Sweat of Your Brow", "5x Love" and "I Travelled". Now with the release of her sophomore album, "Revival", we see Jully taking a more Soul, Rock and Pop sounding route.
The album opening track, "DJ Play My Song", is defently a party-jaming track. The second track and lead single, "Seven Day Fool" is the best track on the album, having a Amy Whinehouse sounding vibe to it. On track three the album begins to slow down, with a mellow mid-tempo produced track entitled, "Queen". From there on the album takes a more mellow theme to it, "Queen" is a good way to showcase the tempo of the rest of the disc. From there we get another mid-tempo produced track entitled, "Just A Moment". The song which samples drumlines and a guitar has a good message, but would be better suited if it was placed near the end of the disc. Next is the first real ballad served up on the album, entitled, "Catch Me When I Fall", again if it was placed near the end of the album is would be better suited. After a few mid-tempos, we get back into the groove with the mid-tempo almost up-tempo produced "My Baby". Its a good song and could possibly be a good follow-up single to "Seven Day Fool". Next we dive into an odd track entitled, "Never Lost My Sight". I find myself liking this song after the first few listens. "Temporary Insanity" is another odd-ball track, except I find myself not enjoying it so much. It is a kind've techno-pop sound. If you like the genre you might enjoy this one. "Until I Stay" is a mid-tempo song that sets the tone for the final few tracks. The songs just average, theres really nothing stand-outish about it. "Wishing", just another average song. I find the beat annoying, because of the skipping. The closing track "Mystery" is the best ballad of the album and perfect for the final track. The song has a 80s sound which keeps you tuned. Lyrically the song is also one point. This would also be a good follow-up single.
Overall Jully Black's sophomore disc, "Revival" is good. It beats most of the R&B album releases this year. Hopefully Jully can crossover to the U.S. market soon, and with this album I would not doubt it.
Top 5 Tracks:
01. "Seven Day Fool"
02. "DJ Play My Song"
05. "My Baby"