Genres: singer / songwriter, pop, independent pop
April 20 - April 27 2002
|Well, what do we have here? Why, it's Alex
Bach's new self-titled CDR! Don't know who Alex Bach is? Well that's alright,
neither do most people. But Alex wants to change that.
Which brings us to this
release. It's a neat little CDR that features 4 songs of very professionally
recorded female-vocal pop. Is it any good? Well, it's got some nice
melodies on it. Unfortunately, though, most of this suffers from sounding a bit too
much like the stuff that's played on the radio. However, there are some
inspired bits. For example, "Worthless" is a notably inspired
track. It lets Bach try out a bit of rocking, as opposed to the other tracks, which
belong more to the "adult soft pop" persuasion. "It's All Up To
You" also has some nice bits to it, but never really amounts too much.
If Bach focusses more on the harder bits of her music, which she is decidedly better
at than she is at soft rock, she may have something. Unfortunately, on this
release, she's jumped onto the wrong wagon. Jump off the wagon, Alex, jump off...