(2017) Nicky Holland

Nicky Holland

... read moreOn her eponymous debut, Nicky Holland performs U.K. flavored smooth pop in a similar vein to the music of Sade, Basia, and Swing Out Sister. This is one of those releases that is very enjoyable to listen to, but the material doesn't stick with the listener. Holland has an adequate voice and the...

46′:20″ 11 Songs

1
Nicky Holland
Prelude
1:50
2
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Ladykiller
4:29
3
Nicky Holland
Tongue-Tied And Twisted
4:50
4
Nicky Holland
Colouring Blue
4:11
5
Nicky Holland
Independence Days
4:14
6
Nicky Holland
This Town
5:02
7
Nicky Holland
Box Of Rain
4:37
8
Nicky Holland
Face Of The Moon
3:35
9
Nicky Holland
Running Around Again
5:02
10
Nicky Holland
The Night We Never Met
5:24
11
Nicky Holland
On The Stairs
3:06
Released 28 July 2017, ℗ 1992 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Review

On her eponymous debut, Nicky Holland performs U.K. flavored smooth pop in a similar vein to the music of Sade, Basia, and Swing Out Sister. This is one of those releases that is very enjoyable to listen to, but the material doesn't stick with the listener. Holland has an adequate voice and the production and musicianship are fine, but the music is not memorable. A sign of a great album is that it haunts the listener between listens, which compels them to return for more listens. This is not a great album; but for those in-the-moment listens, it's good. ~ Tim Griggs