Cheryl Cole’s A Million Lights may not have left many critics particularly excited but IM-humble-O it’s a great pop album and far more accomplished than, say, 3 Words.
The Deluxe Edition tracks, however, are bad. OK, ‘One Thousand’ isn’t too shabby. Nor, come to think of it, is ‘Telescope’. But generally they are quite weak.
But the SUPER Deluxe Edition tracks (are you keeping up?) are much better. ‘Teddy Bear’, written by Cole with recent neo-Britney hitmaker Jim Beanz (he also made ‘Sexy Den A Mutha’) is a class midtempo ballad, ‘Dum Dum’ is hella better than ‘Last One Standing’ (and made by the same producers) and ‘I Like It’, again by Beanz, sounds like it would have sounded right at home on Spears’ Blackout.
Actually, come to think of it, the lyrics to ‘Dum Dum’ (putting bass in one’s face, etc) are the ones Cheryl tweeted ages ago and everyone thought they were the lyrics to ‘Call My Name’.
‘I Like It’: