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Classic Album Review: Vitamin C | More

The popster uses the oldest trick in the book to get your attention on her second set.

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This album came out back in 2001. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


More like Vitamin E. On her 1999 debut, Colleen Fitzpatrick crafted sugary sweet dance-pop for the teen market. Critics swooned, but aside from the nostalgic hit Graduation, the public never really noticed. So, on her sophomore album, the divine Ms. C is out to get your attention with the oldest trick in the book — sex and plenty of it.

Like a woman hitching up her skirt to catch a passing ride, Fitzpatrick flirts and teases her way through a dozen libidinous tracks of fly-girl hip-pop on More. Titles like The Itch, Sex Has Come Between Us, Dangerous Girl and I Can’t Say No — not to mention a kitschy-cool cover of The WaitressesI Know What Boys Like — are all you really need to know about Fitzpatrick’s mindset. Musically, though, she’s not fooling around. These smartly crafted, inventive tracks are several cuts above the typical bubble-pop — mainly because Fitzpatrick is no teen bim, but a seasoned musician in her late 20s who writes much of her own material. On the one hand, it’s kinda sad to see her dumbing down her act to compete. But in terms of both sexuality and musicality, she definitely gives J. Lo a run for the money. More power to her.