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CD REVIEW: Leslie Clemmons – “Stop The World”
By Stacey Board - 06/23/2004 - 07:35 PM EDT

Artist: Leslie Clemmons
Album: “Stop The World”
CD Review: The CD starts with a very pleasing soulful dance pop number reminiscent of Britain’s golden soul pop age. As you continue to listen, other styles become apparent: ballads, power pop, a little rock and a little twang.

All these songs are led by Clemmons’ smooth versatile sultry voice and her aim is always true. She is expressive without being histrionic, soulful without being over the top. She’s got the chops in everything she sings.

Track 4, “Lie In Your Arms” is one of the stronger tracks in my opinion. Her vocals are especially nice, and the rhythm on this one is quite hooky. Track 7 “The Blind Lead the Blind” is also one of my favorites with great singing and a memorable pop melody and chorus.

The arrangements sound like they are largely programmed but the limited credits don’t specify. Each song is quite professionally done. The songs are supported and kept tight and not ever overwhelmed by the programming.

Clemmons has an exceptional voice, strong songs and a completely professional sounding CD in “Stop The World”.

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