Thursday, March 14, 2013

Belinda Carlisle - Belinda

As it happens with oh so many female bands, the prettiest girl with the best voice breaks away and goes solo. That's exactly what happened with Belinda Carlisle and The Go-Go's.

While Belinda Carlisle would eventually put out some of the greatest female pop tunes of the 1980's, this album does not necessarily reflect that. It's not a bad album, or an embarrassing departure. It's just an odd little thing in which Belinda Carlisle sounds like she's struggling to find her independent voice after being defined as merely "the pretty one" from The Go-Go's during the first half of the 80's. There are no true standout tracks on the album, but that doesn't mean it isn't a pleasant listen.

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