Everything’s Eventual

January 21, 2014 - Comment

CDEverything’s Eventual is an appropriate title for this long overdue offering borne out of the distantly defunct All Saints. However it’s strange that the curiously monikered Appleton would be the first to produce solo material when Shazny Lewis was the only Saint with any discernible songwriting talent, and most of that was used up in

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CDEverything’s Eventual is an appropriate title for this long overdue offering borne out of the distantly defunct All Saints. However it’s strange that the curiously monikered Appleton would be the first to produce solo material when Shazny Lewis was the only Saint with any discernible songwriting talent, and most of that was used up in the bazillion-selling “Never Ever”. First single “Fantasy” was a laughably predictable foray into a rockier sound and raunchier image. Their timing was good though, but it lacked the credibility and quality of Pink, who tried the same trick (and succeeded) on her Missundaztood. “All Grown Up” and “Hallelujah” are devoid of the class of previous All Saints material and, in a move of either enormous faith or painful naivety, the sisters even try their hand at some kind of rap.

“Don’t Worry” moves into the lamentable sludge of pop balladry, offering nothing either new nor memorable and sounds more like the Beatles than Oasis ever did. However, it is time, more than ill-judged genre swapping, that is ultimately against the sisters. Recent years have produced the likes of Sugababes, Pink and Ashanti, all of which surpass them in the feisty pop/R&B stakes. They’re also half the age of Appleton (a sinister hybrid perhaps?). It would seem that their worthwhile contribution to popular music will be staying purely inspirational for the time being. –Ben Johncock

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John Devenney says:

Shock of the Century! I heard this album at a friends the other night,and could not believe that this was produced by the apparently less talented half of the defunct All Saints.I bought the album and haven’t looked back. I never was much of an All Saints fan, I found them much too inconsistent to be really good, and their albums were largely poor quality padding for their singles.This is a different cup of tea.The two opening tracks, granted, do give a hint of past influences, but they rapidly leave this behind as the album progresses.It is difficult to know what the influences on this record are. There are hints of hip hop but with deep memorable melody lavishly embellished here and there with big sounding orchestral backing sneaking in and out.It is almost entirely instantly accessible but in a clever quality way, not the type of accessibility that you get bored with after a couple of listenings. Surprisingly there really isn’t a low point to this album.Teenage All Saints fans may enjoy elements…

D. P. Bostock "Emo_Molko" says:

A Roller Coaster Of Emotions Who would have thought that the Appleton sisters would ever reconsider coming back to the music scene after all the stress and arguing they went through with Shazney Lewis and Melanie Blatt. I was convinced Melanie Blatt would be the one that continues her career once she released “24/7″ with Artful Dodger.But the release of “Fantasy” brought Appleton back to business when it got to number 2. Rumours said that Appleton were dropped by the record company before they had a chance to release the album, that would have been believable in the past six months where we didn’t hear anything from the girls. But after six months they have returned with another top five single “Don’t Worry” and the fantastic album “Everythings Eventual”. How can I describe the album when the title says it all, it is an amazing album which is nothing like any other artists out there in the music industry. The album has a variarty of music catergories such as, rock (Fantasy, blow my mind) Indie (Don’t Worry,…

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