Your biggest fan! You were so great and heroic in The Deathly Hallows. And when you won the Triwizard Tournament in The Goblet of Fire, what a moment! In all seriousness, I've been here for ages.
lol sorry it's the first time i've seen ya
I can totally understand and respect your point of view. I actually wrote this review two separate times, and the first review I wrote was quite negative because nothing really stood out at first. There was a certain blandness surrounding it - I couldn't quite understand why Maria had experimented with her signature trademark sound that had served her so well in previous solo efforts. In fact, a week ago I probably would've given this a 50-60% because I was really disappointed.
I guess what I'm saying is that if you don't instantly love it, all is not lost because Overlook is certainly what you'd classify as a "grower" of an album. It may take some time and persistence, but eventually it'll really connect with you and hopefully you'll adore it in much the same manner as I do!
I just got a hold of the album, but right now it's not really something I want to listen to. But from what you two have written it seems she changed her style drastically. I don't blame her, she hasn't really gotten the same amount of success as her peers, thus I think it's smart of her to change it up. But still, Leap Year will forever be one of my fav songs of all time, I hope it has some of that on there. Cheers!