Nicole Scherzinger
Killer Love


2.0
poor

Review

by Dashnavar USER (7 Reviews)
October 9th, 2011 | 14 replies | 4,834 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lackluster.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

This is Nicole Scherzinger's second attempt at a solo record. After failed reception of her debut effort “Her Name Is Nicole,” production was halted just weeks before the release date. So, 4 years later, this has left us with, “Killer Love.” Unfortunately, “Killer Love” couldn't have been much better. Her debut album plays off as euro trash (Club Banger Nation, Say Yes) with some mediocre semi-ballads thrown in (Power's Out, AmenJena).

"Wet" is a song that stands out. Not because it's good, because we've already heard it on the radio for the past year. Sounding identical to Only Girl and S&M, the robbery is so blatant and there's nothing even done to cover it up. The track is a testament to the album in general: It all sounds unoriginal. Rihanna has been there and done that (Wet, Power's Out), even Katy Perry would find "You Will Be Loved" to saccharine to be tasteful. This album creates the ultimate paradox: Nicole Scherzinger is the only relevant member of the successful Pussycat Dolls, yet when she goes solo, she falls through the cracks.

"Poison" is a shameless attempt to jump on the mainstream bandwagon. Produced by none other than RedOne, who created some of the best Lady Gagatracks from "The Fame Monster," as well as the hit "On The Floor" from Jennifer Lopez's "Love?" Unfortunately, the guitar motive falls flat and the attempt at an image reinvention to create a new, darker Nicole just corrodes into a desperate attempt at US radio attention.

The single gem on this album is "Heartbeat." A rework of her smash hit with Enrique Iglesias, and also produced by RedOne, their distant, strained dialogue is filled with emotion and well done.

"Don't Hold Your Breath" and "Right There" are fun and light summer tracks, but ultimately forgettable. Scherzinger brings nothing original to the table. Listening to this album is almost like listening to Scherzinger struggle to find something fresh, or new to show us. She almost gets there on these tracks, but one is left searching for more.

Like many albums released first in the UK, Killer Love will feature an alternate tracklisting on the US market. But the truth is, even with more songs, the base of the album cannot be salvaged.



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BSX
October 9th 2011



1633 Comments


Pos'd

thediamondcanopy
October 9th 2011



510 Comments


but she's still preeee hot

someguest
October 9th 2011



20393 Comments


"6. Wet"

I approve.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011



28432 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

bad review for a bad album

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

iFghtffyrdmns
October 10th 2011



7047 Comments


hahahaha track 6 that's awesome.

someguest
October 10th 2011



20393 Comments


"hahahaha track 6 that's awesome."

is that really what it's about? MIGHT GIVE IT A LISTEN.

iFghtffyrdmns
October 10th 2011



7047 Comments


"this is why conan rules: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty4PhRWt1hU"

you seriously post the best god damn video links dude.
fuck yeah conan. you're only human, no shame brother.

god I would go down on that bitch for hours.

Dashnavar
October 14th 2011



64 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'm a newbie so if you guys tell me I could improve I would love that
And OMG I knew I forgot to reference something :D

eternium
October 14th 2011



16337 Comments


I wouldn't be against her making a video for every song.

Tyrael
October 14th 2011



20824 Comments


I'm a newbie so if you guys tell me I could improve I would love that

Your review is not bad but it comes off as a little too conversational and unprofessional at times, for example

But hey, this album can't be a “sophomore slump” if there was nothing to start with.

or

Heck, that's what her album should have been called. That's okay Nicole, at least you're hot.

You might want to refrain from using such an informal format until you're fully comfortable with your writing. Also, I'd fuse paragraphs 3-5 together.

Other than that, not too bad for a second.

Dashnavar
October 16th 2011



64 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Thank you :D

iFghtffyrdmns
October 16th 2011



7047 Comments


seeeeexyyyyyyy hi nicole

r0bbb
October 16th 2011



243 Comments


"Body's getting super hot
Feels like a hundred degrees
I'm waitin' for a man with the fan"

LOLOLLLOLOL

Dashnavar
October 30th 2011



64 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Oh look it got pushed back again...



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