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CD REVIEW: Claudia DiNatale - "The Little Things"
By Gian F - 10/12/2005 - 04:59 PM EDT

Artist: Claudia DiNatale
Album: "The Little Things"
CD Review: Genre: Adult Contemporary Pop
Sounds Like: Dido
Technical Grade: 10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9
Commercial Value: 8
Overall Talent Level: 8
Songwriting Skills: 8
Performance Skill: 8
Best Songs: All Illusions, The Little Things, Not Gonna Take Me Down, Been With You
Weakness: ?
CD Review: I received this project from Claudia DiNatale, who is a singer/songwriter in Universal Music Group's "Under The Radar Program," which is an incubator for up-and-coming artists. She, and her producer, Rob Arthur, turned in a polished project that easily competes with the commercial artists in its genre. Vocally, it's inevitable that Natalie is going to draw comparison to Dido; not necessarily because of her vocal sound, but rather her vocal stylings.

Her most commercial song, and what should be the radio single, is "All Illusions." It's the song that showcases the perfect matrimony between her vocals, songwriting, and production. While Claudia confesses that she is a bit of a novice when it comes to songwriting, her potential is aptly displayed on "The Little Things," "Not Gonna Take Me Down," and "Been With You," all of which have an unusual depth that seems to be evanescent in adult contemporary pop.

It makes you wonder how good she will be with more experience since she already does the little things that good songwriters do.

Advice: Keep collaborating. Keep writing. You have a good team and you are on the right track.

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