- Audio CD (April 23 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Rodeo Media
- ASIN: B003J7HONW
- Other Editions: Audio CD
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Hot (the Album) Import
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EU pressing of the debut studio album from Romanian recording artist Inna. The album entered the Polish Albums Chart in the fall of 2009, peaking at #28. So far, there have been five singles taken from Hot, the title track achieving the most success. Spinnin' Records. 2010.
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Inna does not have the greatest voice range, and the songs develop a relative "sameness" to them after a while.....but overall it is very catchy, with a ton of hooks and tight beats. This album would be perfect for fans of Cascada, Annagrace, Sylver, and especially Lasgo. The songs stop short of being "trance" but they are more dance than pop.
On her next outing, Inna should really include a ballad, and also incorporate some different tempos into the mix. All the great pop singers (like Madonna, for example) are able to craft excellent pop albums by subtly mixing up the elements that play to the strengths that they do have, which Inna needs to explore more. There is nothing earth-shattering here, but there is nothing terrible, either. It's just a fun, melodic dance-pop record, and if you like that style, than this album is worth the import price.
OK, now be ready for the bad news. The CD recieved did not actually have the songs. It had links to the songs on the internet. You pop the CD into your computer, and download the music in WAV or MP3 format. Ok, ok, it takes an extra step. But, if you need both formats, well this time, forget converting. Just download both. Dah ... save a step. So, now burn a cd with the downloaded MP3 songs or WAV songs. At least, in my version, that is how it was. Maybe the company now has actually put the songs onto the plastic CD in the box. But, I needed to do the extra work. Again, not a problem for me. Maybe, if you do not have access to the internet (then how can you read this,) and do not have a computer to burn mp3 or wav, which everybody has (who is older than Abraham Lincoln,) then ok.
Now, lets get back to the songs. Inna music does not have any foul language or dirty language or smelly language, or fighting words, or stuff you may get embarrassed to play when near Father O'Mally or Sister Margret!! Ok, this is just plain --- FUN music. From song one to song 10, and on and on and on. Yet, there is a weakness in INNA as an artist. So, let us get to the bad news.
INNA songs are very one dimensional. All her songs are basically the same, packaged slightly differently with tempo and words. Yet, very similar. So, for those artists that appeal to listeners because the album tells a story ... forget it. No story here. So, you have to mix the songs into other music. Anyway, this is what I do. A little INNA, a little YANNI, a little BARBERA, a little INNA again, and on and on and on. But, all INNA, on repeat play.... it would drive me crazy. It plays well at parties, dancing, etc. a few songs at a time.
Not a play and listen from end to end. OK? Hope this review helps you.